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Volume 20, Number 6—June 2014

Streptococcus suis Infection and Malignancy in Man, Spain

Silvia Gómez-ZorrillaComments to Author , Carmen Ardanuy, Jaime Lora-Tamayo, Jordi Cámara, Dolors García-Somoza, Carmen Peña, and Javier Ariza
Author affiliations: University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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Cases of Streptococcus suis infection and cancer reported in the literature*

Year Country of origin Patient age, y/sex Clinical
presentation Malignancy Time of malignancy diagnosis† Animal
contact Infection
outcome Ref.
2012 Spain 57/M Meningitis,
bacteremia Disseminated esophageal adenocarcinoma 5 mo after S. suis infection. No Survived This study
2007 Italy 68/M Meningitis Lung squamous cell carcinoma At admission No Survived (2)
2006 Greece 59/M Endocarditis Colon carcinoma At admission Yes
(farmer) Survived (3)
2004 Hong Kong 81/F Cellulitis,
bacteremia Breast malignancy Before S. suis infection Yes Survived (4)
2001 Thailand NA NA Stomach cancer Before S. suis infection NA NA (5)
1994 Taiwan 61/M Meningitis Primary adrenal B-cell lymphoma 1 y after S. suis infection. Yes
(pig farmer) Survived (6)
1983 The Netherlands 76/M Meningitis Pancreatic carcinoma Before S. suis infection Yes
(pig keeper) Survived (7)
1981 The Netherlands 52/M Meningitis Stomach carcinoma Before S. suis infection Yes 
(cut meat for dog) Survived (7)

*Ref., reference; NA, not available.
†With regard to the episode of S. suis infection.

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