streptococcal toxic shock syndrome


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streptococcal toxic shock syndrome

a toxic syndrome characterized by hypotension and a variety of signs and symptoms indicative of multiorgan failure including cerebral dysfunction, renal failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome, toxic cardiomyopathy, and hepatic dysfunction. The syndrome is usually precipitated by local infections of skin or soft tissue by streptococci; mortality of 30% has been reported.

streptococcal toxic shock syndrome

a toxic syndrome characterized by hypotension and a variety of signs and symptoms indicative of multiorgan failure including cerebral dysfunction, renal failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome, toxic cardiomyopathy, and hepatic dysfunction. The syndrome is usually precipitated by local infections of skin or soft tissue by streptococci; mortality of 30% has been reported.

strep·to·coc·cal tox·ic shock syn·drome

(strep'tō-kok'ăl tok'sik shok sin'drōm)
A toxic syndrome characterized by hypotension and a variety of signs and symptoms indicative of multiorgan failure including cerebral dysfunction, renal failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome, toxic cardiomyopathy, and hepatic dysfunction. The syndrome is usually precipitated by local infections of skin or soft tissue by streptococci; a mortality rate of 30% has been reported.

strep·to·coc·cal tox·ic shock syn·drome

(strep'tō-kok'ăl tok'sik shok sin'drōm)
Condition characterized by hypotension and signs and symptoms indicative of multiorgan failure including cerebral dysfunction, renal failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and hepatic dysfunction; usually precipitated by local infections of skin or soft tissue by streptococci.
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Characterization of group C and G streptococcal strains that cause streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.
A case of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome due to Group G streptococci identified as Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp.
A fatal case of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome due to Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp.
Acute peritonitis and salpingitis associated with streptococcal toxic shock syndrome caused by Lancefield group G alphahaemolytic Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp.
3) The case-fatality rate for patients with necrotizing fasciitis in this study was 24% (10 of 42), and the case-fatality rate for patients who developed streptococcal toxic shock syndrome was 40% (4 of 10).
of patients (%) Skin and soft tissue infection Cellulitis/abscess 98 (38%) Necrotizing fasciitis 45 (18%) Gangrene 9 (4%) Primary bacteremia (no focus) 57 (22%) Pneumonia 43 (17%) Pharyngitis 11 (4%) Septic arthritis 10 (4%) Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome 10 (4%) Osteomyelitis 6 (2%) Peritonitis 6 (2%) Endometritis/postpartum sepsis 2 (1%) Meningitis 1 (0.
Epidemiological and clinical aspects of invasive Group A streptococcal infections and the streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.
99/18 H366 Pneumonia + - - - + 20/07 H378 Pneumonia + - + - + Focal infection/bacteremia, no STSS 95/8 H295 Cellulitis + - - - ++ 98/1 H319 Cellulitis + - - - ++ 20/01 H369 Pelvic clot + - - - +++ 20/04 H370 Thromobosis + - - - - Focal infection, no bacteremia, no STSS 97/15 H307 Bursitis + - - - + 97/18 H308 Cellulitis + - + - - 97/21 H311 Cellulitis + - - - + 97/23 H314 Cellulitis + - - - ++ 97/24 H315 Cellulitis + - - - - 97/26 H316 Amnionitis + - + - - (a) SAg, superantigen; SPE, streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin; SME, streptococcal mitogenic exotoxin; STSS, streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.
Clinical and microbiological characteristics of severe group A streptococcus infections and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.
Invasive group A streptococcal infections: TIM 1 isolates expressing pyrogenic exotoxins A and B in combination with selective lack of toxin-neutralizing antibodies are associated with increased risk of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.
Therapeutic approaches to streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.
Guidelines for management of contacts of cases of invasive group A streptococcal disease (GAS) including streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) and necrotizing fasciitis.