Group a Streptococcus causing necrotizing fasciitis and toxic shock syndrome after medical termination of pregnancy.

@article{Daif2009GroupAS,
  title={Group a Streptococcus causing necrotizing fasciitis and toxic shock syndrome after medical termination of pregnancy.},
  author={Jennifer Linda Daif and Mark D Levie and Scott G Chudnoff and Bente Kaiser and Shohreh Shahabi},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={113 2 Pt 2},
  pages={504-6}
}
BACKGROUND Group A Streptococcus is an aerobic gram-positive bacteria known to cause cutaneous infections. Invasive infections can lead to toxic shock syndrome with multiorgan failure and mortality rates of 25-48%. CASE A healthy, young woman developed necrotizing fasciitis, myonecrosis, and toxic shock syndrome after an elective medical termination of… CONTINUE READING