Necrotizing fasciitis and myositis caused by group A streptococci. Epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of "flesh-eating bacteria".

@article{Abolnik1994NecrotizingFA,
  title={Necrotizing fasciitis and myositis caused by group A streptococci. Epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of "flesh-eating bacteria".},
  author={I Z Abolnik and Daniel John Sexton},
  journal={North Carolina medical journal},
  year={1994},
  volume={55 10},
  pages={464-6}
}
Despite the absence of conclusive proof, the incidence of necrotizing fasciitis and myositis due to GAS may be increasing, possibly related to shifts in the proportion of GAS isolates of M-Types 1 and 3. These M-types (or the production of exotoxins and proteases associated with them) may lead to severe GAS infections in individuals who lack immunity… CONTINUE READING