Toxic streptococcal syndrome.

Title

Toxic streptococcal syndrome.

Creator

Gallo U E; Fontanarosa P B

Publisher

Annals of emergency medicine

Date

1990
1990-11

Description

The streptococcal toxic shocklike syndrome is a recently recognized, multisystem disorder that shares many of the features of staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome, but is caused by toxins elaborated by group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus. We describe a patient who fulfilled the major criteria for the clinical diagnosis of toxic shock syndrome (fever, hypotension, multisystem dysfunction, and diffuse macular erythroderma followed by desquamation) and who demonstrated serologic evidence suggesting streptococcal infection. In patients presenting with clinical findings consistent with a toxic shocklike syndrome, the emergency physician should consider streptococcal infection as a potential etiology.

Subject

Adult; Female; Humans; Pharyngitis/*complications; Streptococcus pyogenes; Sinusitis/*complications; Streptococcal Infections/*complications; Diagnosis; Emergency Service; Hospital; Differential; Shock; Septic/blood/*diagnosis/etiology

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

1332–1334

Issue

11

Volume

19

Citation

Gallo U E; Fontanarosa P B, “Toxic streptococcal syndrome.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 15, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5414.

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