group A streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis

group A strep·to·coc·cal nec·ro·tiz·ing fas·ci·i·tis

a severe and often fulminant toxic complication of infection with group A β-hemolytic streptococci in which superficial fascia and underlying muscle tissue are rapidly destroyed.
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Within 1-3 days, all patients had been hospitalized in the emergency room with group A streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis," he said.