TABLE 2.

Clinical presentations of severe cases of S. pyogenes infection, 2003-04

ParameterCases with clinical informationBacteremia with no focal symptomsNecrotizing fasciitisCellulitisSeptic arthritisPuerperal sepsisMeningitisOtheraDeath within 7 daysb
No.%No.%No.%No.%No.%No.%No.%No.%No. of deaths/total no. of cases%
Country
    Cyprus4100125001250000002500/40
    Czech Republic136992619282123171290043322422/9224
    Denmark254915120166672614612583923743/27716
    Finland20821015315151521010507/1475
    France2721003914481840152610259135672553/19827
    Germany1798821221226153221116975517/4240
    Greece66991422582538812003514221/652
    Italy728719261419913232300314311/5122
    Romania32970041493113001314483/339
    Sweden48687NAc5111NA731613300NA40/4479
    United Kingdom2,373654772111958333720995221911,05247446/2,11421
    Total3,894716311930881,03632349910736121,41143643/3,47019
STSS493133251535010210341014139151158184/41544
Death within 7 days-1002080321521728944122327524-
  • a Excluding cases with necrotizing fasciitis, cellulitis, septic arthritis, puerperal sepsis, or meningitis.

  • b Information on mortality is derived from the study questionnaire for all countries except Denmark and Finland, where it was obtained from the national death registries.

  • c NA, not available.