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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
On-line version ISSN 1678-4227
KREBS, VERA LÚCIA JORNADA et al. Neonatal Streptococcus pyogenes meningitis and sagittal sinus thrombosis: case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1998, vol.56, n.4, pp. 829-832. ISSN 1678-4227. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1998000500021.
We report a case of Streptococcus pyogenes meningitis in a 18 days year-old-girl with clinical course complicated by sagittal sinus thrombosis. Some aspects of the pathogenesis, treatment and follow-up of the disease are discussed. The world increase of serious streptococcal infections in the last 10 years, probably will become neonatal Streptococcus pyogenes meningitis more frequent in the future and it is important to be alert for the precocious diagnosis and the possible complications of that potentially lethal infection.
Keywords : bacterial meningitis; newborn; group A Streptococcus; venous thombosis; sagittal sinus.