Fatal group A streptococcal myopericarditis during influenza A infection

Barbara Harre*, Marcus Nashelsky, M. Douvoyiannis, Stanford T Shulman

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Influenza A infection can be a serious and life-threatening disease in young children. Even in those who die, however, the cause of death may not be obvious. In this illustrative report, a 7-year-old child with acute influenza A infection developed an unsuspected fatal secondary infection caused by group A streptococcus. The diagnosis of bacterial myopericarditis was made at autopsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)660-661
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006


  • Influenza A infection
  • Streptococcal infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)


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