Aspecific complaints of a gastrostomy feeding tube caused by Group A Streptococcus.
AbstractA seven-year old girl with a gastrostomy feeding tube presented with aspecific symptoms such as discomfort and a foul smell. No cause could be found but a culture revealed Group A Streptococcus. These were eradicated by antibiotic treatment and the symptoms resolved immediately. In patients with a gastrostomy feeding tube presenting with aspecific complaints for which a cause can not be found, a culture for Group A Streptococcus should be obtained.
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