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Streptococcus suis infection and malignancy in man, Spain

By Silvia Gómez Zorrilla, María Carmen Ardanuy Tisaire, Jaime Lora-Tamayo Morillo-Velarde, Jordi Cámara, Dolors García Somoza, Carmen Peña Miralles and Javier Ariza Cardenal


Streptococcus suis is an emerging zoonotic agent. Human infection is associated with occupational exposure to swine. Affected persons are usually, but not always, healthy (1,2). Immunosuppressive conditions can predispose persons to S. suis infection, and cancer has classically been associated as a risk factor for S. suis infection (1,2). Nevertheless, the actual number of reported cases is low (2<br>7). We describe a severe case of S. suis infection in a man who had not been exposed to swine but for whom disseminated cancer was diagnosed 5 months after the infection

Topics: Estreptococs, Bacteris patògens, Infeccions, Homes, Espanya, Streptococcus, Pathogenic bacteria, Infections, Men, Spain
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.3201/eid2006.131167
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