Invasive group A streptococci infections in pregnancy have historically led to severe maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. We are reporting a rare and novel case of successful treatment of third-trimester group A streptococci infection with early, aggressive intervention and maintenance of the pregnancy to term.
A 35 year old woman initially presented with fever, flu-like symptoms, and preterm contractions at 34 weeks of gestation. She demonstrated signs of early stages of septic shock, ultimately attributed to group A streptococci bacteremia. Early, aggressive intervention allowed the pregnancy to continue until 38 weeks of gestation with normal maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Early and aggressive treatment of invasive group A streptococci infection during pregnancy can potentially avoid severe maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality with a successful continuation of pregnancy.