Group A streptococcal fasciitis.

  title={Group A streptococcal fasciitis.},
  author={Edward Everest},
  journal={Critical care and resuscitation : journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine},
  volume={1 1},
  • Edward Everest
  • Published 1999 in
    Critical care and resuscitation : journal of the…
OBJECTIVE To review the current understanding of group A streptococcal fasciitis; the different bacterial serotypes, the role of superantigens, antibiotic and other therapies, and transmission to house hold contacts and health care workers. DATA SOURCES Articles and published abstracts on the mechanisms and management of group A streptococcal fasciitis. SUMMARY OF REVIEW The development of streptococcal fasciitis depends on the inoculation of a susceptible individual (i.e. one who has not… CONTINUE READING
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