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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 751329, 4 pages
Case Report

Puerperal Group A Streptococcal Infections: A Case Series and Discussion

Orlando Health, Orlando, FL 32806, USA

Received 31 July 2012; Revised 19 February 2013; Accepted 26 February 2013

Academic Editor: Bruno Megarbane

Copyright © 2013 Mary T. Busowski et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Puerperal group A streptococcal infections, a major postpartum killer during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, have become (fortunately) rare. We describe a cluster of 4 serious peripartum group A streptococcal infections occurring within the past five years at a single medical center. These cases were not epidemiologically linked and serve to illustrate the continuing risk of these potentially fulminant infections.