Austrian syndrome

Austrian syndrome

A clinical complex first described by R Austrian in 1957, which consists of a triad of Streptococcus pneumoniae infections—pneumonia, meningitis, and endocarditis—and ruptured aortic valve, which is typically seen in alcoholics aged 40 to 60 with hyposplenism who, despite adequate antibiotic therapy, often die (80% mortality).

Austrian syndrome

A term used for Pts–usually alcoholics–with pneumococcal pneumonia, meningitis, and endocarditis and ruptured aortic valve, who present with bacteremia and, despite adequate antibiotic therapy, have a high–80% mortality
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We report a previously healthy adolescent with Austrian syndrome associated with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 infection.
Thus, Austrian syndrome should be considered in any patient with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 complicated by pneumococcal infection and a new heart murmur.
Austrian syndrome in a child--aortic valve endocarditis following pneumococcal meningitis.
To the Editor: In 1957, an American internist reported the preference of Streptococcus pneumoniae for the aortic valve and its frequent association with meningitis and pneumonia 1), an association now known as Austrian syndrome.

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