Streptococcus pyogenes toxic-shock syndrome.

Rui Antunes, Marco Diogo, Alexandre Carvalho, Teresa Pimentel, José Oliveira


Recently there has been an exponential increase in invasive infections caused by Streptococcus ß hemolyticus group A. In about one third of cases they are complicated by toxic shock syndrome, characterized by septic shock and multiorgan failure. The authors, by their rarity, report a case of bacteraemia caused by Streptococcus pyogenes complicated by toxic shock syndrome.

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