Identifying spinal epidural abscess in a child can be difficult. The most common symptons include back pain on movement, fever, and neurologic deficit. Staphylococcus aureus is the most common pathogen. Our case is the first to report Streptococcus pyogenes as the causative organism. We describe a child whose abscess was associated with chronic lobar atelectasis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Infections in Medicine|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2002|
- Streptococcus pyogenes
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases