Rapidly Fatal Hemorrhagic Pneumonia and Group A Streptococcus Serotype M1
Maria Santagati1, Teresa Spanu1, Marina Scillato, Rosaria Santangelo, Fabio Cavallaro, Vincenzo Arena, Giacomo Castiglione, Marco Falcone, Mario Venditti, and Stefania Stefani
Author affiliations: University of Catania, Catania, Italy (M. Santagati, M. Scillato, S. Stefani); Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy (T. Spanu, R. Santangelo, F. Cavallaro, V. Arena); Vittorio Emanuele Hospital, Catania (G. Castiglione); University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome (M. Falcone, M. Venditti)
Figure. . A) Computed tomographic image of the chest of a 74-year-old patient (patient 1) with fatal hemorrhagic pneumonia, Catania, Italy, showing multifocal confluent parenchymal opacities. B) Postmortem view of the lungs showing hemorrhage and edema. C) Microscopic evidence of necrosis and bacteria in the lungs (original magnification ×40).
1These authors contributed equally to this article.
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