Acute group G streptococcal myositis associated with streptococcal toxic shock syndrome: case report and review.

@article{Wagner1996AcuteGG,
  title={Acute group G streptococcal myositis associated with streptococcal toxic shock syndrome: case report and review.},
  author={John E Wagner and Patrick Schlievert and A P Assimacopoulos and J A Stoehr and Paul J. Carson and K H Komadina},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1996},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={1159-61}
}
The group G streptococcus (GGS) is a rare cause of deep soft-tissue infection. We report that we believe is the first case of acute diffuse GGS myositis in association with toxic shock. Although the causative organism did not contain the genes for group A streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxins (SPEs) or make SPEs, the organism produced at least one new toxin that shared the biologic properties of the SPEs. 

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