Aspecific complaints of a gastrostomy feeding tube caused by Group A Streptococcus.

  • Tjalling W. de Vries | tjalling.de.vries@znb.nl Dept of Pediatrics, Medical Center Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, Netherlands.
  • Tina E. Faber Dept of Pediatrics, Medical Center Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden, Netherlands.

Abstract

A 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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2009-09-10
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Keywords:
Group A Streptococcus, gastrostomy, feeding tube
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de Vries, T. W., & Faber, T. E. (2009). Aspecific complaints of a gastrostomy feeding tube caused by Group A Streptococcus. Gastroenterology Insights, 1(1), e1. https://doi.org/10.4081/gi.2009.e1