Headache, fever, vomiting, and meningeal signs;
As of 2008, more than 700 cases had been reported with most of the cases in Southeast Asia. Sepsis and meningitis with hearing loss are the most common findings. Skin effects in 6% to 31% of patients include petechiae, purpura, ecchymoses, and hemorrhagic bullae with skin necrosis. Less common are subacute endocarditis, pyogenic arthritis, endophthalmitis, uveitis, brain stem ophthalmoplegia, and epidural abscess. Other complications are septic shock, acute renal failure, ARDS, and consumptive coagulopathy. S. suis infects pigs worldwide; it can also be isolated from ruminants, cats, dogs, deer, and horses. [PMID 19191650
] Causes meningitis, hearing loss, skin lesions and septicemia in pig farmers and others exposed to pork products, mainly in Southeast Asia. [ABX Guide: Streptococcus species]
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