University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical College of Wisconsin

Austrian Syndrome – A Rare Clinical Triad

Lauren E. Watchmaker, BA; Dana Ley, MD; Bartho Caponi, MD

Published online July 28, 2021.

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ABSTRACT

Austrian syndrome is the clinical triad of endocarditis, meningitis, and pneumonia secondary to Streptococcus pneumoniae. It is an uncommon but serious illness that requires clinical suspicion in an at-risk population in order to guide further workup and treatment. Here we present a case of a Wisconsin resident who illustrates the severity of the disease and how certain elements of this triad may be delayed in clinical presentation.


Author Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin (Watchmaker, Ley, Caponi).
Corresponding Author: Lauren E. Watchmaker, BA, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 1685 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705; phone 262.751.0691; email Laurenwatchmaker@gmail.com.
Funding/Support: None declared.
Financial Disclosures: None declared.
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