Group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus as a cause of toxic shock syndrome. A case report.

Group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus (pyogenes) has been associated recently with toxic-shock-like syndrome similar to staphylococcal toxic shock as described originally in 1978. A group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal infection occurred in a recent postpartum patient and clinically resembled staphylococcal toxic shock.