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Austrian syndrome is a medical condition first described by Robert Austrian in 1957. The classical trias consists of meningitis, pneumonia and endocarditis all caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. It is associated with alcoholism, due to the presence of hyposplenia (reduced splenic functioning), and can been seen in males between 40–60 years old.[1]


  1. Chest. 2009 Nov;136(5 Suppl):e30.


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