Primary peritonitis in a child without underlying medical conditions is rare outside the neonatal period. A girl with no past medical history presented with acute abdominal pain. Laparotomy revealed primary peritonitis due to group A Streptococcus (serotype emm89). She was treated with antibiotics and immune globulin, and recovered fully.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases