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Critical Care: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care IV |

Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Bacteremia Likely From Infected Vaginal Pessary Causing Epidural Abscess, Endocarditis, and Septic Embolic Stroke

Mohana Krishna Loya, MD
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Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):443A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.456
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care IV

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: GBS is a gram positive coccus that colonizes in the human gastrointestinal and genital tracts (1). The reported annual incidence of GBS infection in the general population of non-pregnant adults is between 4 and 8 per 100,000 (1,2,3). In population- based surveys, invasive GBS bacteremias are responsible for 2 to 9% of heart infections and 4% of central nervous system infections (3). Indeed, 20 to 60% of invasive GBS bacteremias are fatal (3).

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