Streptococcal myositis: a lesson.

  title={Streptococcal myositis: a lesson.},
  author={Milind D Dalal and Gabriel Sterne and Douglas S Murray},
  journal={British journal of plastic surgery},
  volume={55 8},
Streptococcal myositis is a rare, often fatal, acute infection of the muscle, caused by an invasive group A beta-haemolytic streptococcus. It is characterised by muscle necrosis without abscess formation, and, in contrast to necrotising fasciitis, does not primarily affect the subcutaneous tissue or skin. A young adult male presented with streptococcal myositis initially affecting the rectus femoris muscle of his left thigh. The symptoms, signs and management are discussed. Particular emphasis… CONTINUE READING
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