Infectious Diseases

Group B streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis and toxic shock-like syndrome: a case report and review of the literature.

Scand J Infect Dis. 2003;35(11-12):878-81.

Crum NF, Wallace MR.

Department of Internal Medicine, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA 92134-1005, USA. nfcrum@nmcsd.med.navy.mil

We report the fourth case of group B streptococcal (GBS) necrotizing fasciitis and toxic shock-like syndrome. Since the mechanism of GBS toxic shock may be similar to Group A Streptococcus, intravenous immunoglobulin should be considered as an adjunct to clindamycin-based antibiotic therapy.

Publication Types:
  • Case Reports
  • Review
  • Review of Reported Cases

PMID: 14723367 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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