Issue: 2014 > November > case report

Initially unrecognised group A streptococcal pelvic inflammatory disease in a postmenopausal woman

I.J.E. Kouijzer, F.N. Polderman, E.M. Bekers, P.H.C.J. Bloks, P.M. Schneeberger, C.P.C. de Jager


Invasive group A streptococcal infection is a severe disease with high mortality. Invasive group A streptococcal infection may arise after pelvic inflammatory disease. Pelvic inflammatory disease in postmenopausal women is rare. Here, we report a unique case of a postmenopausal woman with fatal invasive group A streptococcal infection due to pelvic inflammatory disease and an extraordinary course of diagnosis.