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Volume 22, Number 8—August 2016

Fatal Septic Meningitis in Child Caused by Streptococcus suis Serotype 24

Anusak KerdsinComments to Author , Marcelo Gottschalk, Rujirat Hatrongjit, Shigeyuki Hamada, Yukihiro Akeda, and Kazunori OishiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Kasetsart University Chalermphrakiat Sakon Nakhon Province Campus, Sakon Nakhon, Thailand (A. Kerdsin, R. Hatrongjit); University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (M. Gottschalk); Osaka University, Osaka, Japan (S. Hamada, Y. Akeda); National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan (K. Oishi)

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Demographic and clinical characteristics for the 2 known reported Streptococcus suis infections in children

2015 case (this study)
2002 case (9)
Age 2 y 1 mo
Temperature, °C 39.5 38.0
Pulse rate, beats/min 160 No data
Respiratory rate, breaths/min 80 No data
Blood pressure, mm Hg 94/55 No data
Leukocyte count, cells/mL 21,460 12,000
Diagnosis Septic meningitis Meningitis
Hearing loss No data No
Underlying disease Down syndrome No data
Outcome Died Survived
S. suis serotype 24 No data
Sequence type 221 No data

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