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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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 group G streptococcal myositis associated with streptococcal toxic shock syndrome: case report and review.
The mortality of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome is 30%-70%.
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