Severe group A streptococcal infection and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.

@article{Baxter2000SevereGA,
  title={Severe group A streptococcal infection and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.},
  author={Fred J Baxter and James R. McChesney},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={2000},
  volume={47 11},
  pages={1129-40}
}
PURPOSE To review the literature on group A streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, (STSS). DATA SOURCE Medline and EMBASE searches were conducted using the key words group A streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, alone and in combination with anesthesia; and septic shock, combined with anesthesia. Medline was also searched using key words intravenous immunoglobulin, (IVIG) and group A streptococcus, (GAS); and group A streptococcus and antibiotic therapy. Other references were included in this… CONTINUE READING