Article: article from journal or magazin.
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Infections invasives à Streptococcus pyogenes (streptocoque beta-hémolytique du groupe A) [Invasive Streptococcus pyogenes infection (beta-hemolytic Streptococcus of group A)].
Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift
Publication types: Case Reports ; English Abstract ; Journal Article
Group A streptococcal infections are frequent and most often benign. Severe invasive infections due to this microorganism have nevertheless been reported with increasing frequency in various countries for several years. Moreover, a toxic shock-like syndrome has recently been recognized and characterized in such infections. Two cases of invasive group A streptococcal infections (one primary peritonitis and one toxic shock syndrome) are reported to increase a better understanding of this disease in the light of a review of the pertinent literature. This is hoped to contribute to better management of what is a growing problem for many physicians who are nowadays no longer familiar with the broad spectrum of group A streptococcal infections.
Abdomen, Acute/microbiology, Adolescent, Adult, Female, Humans, Male, Multiple Organ Failure, Peritonitis/microbiology, Shock, Septic/microbiology, Streptococcal Infections/microbiology, Streptococcus pyogenes/isolation & purification, Syndrome
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