TITLE

A fatal case of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome

AUTHOR(S)
Doganci, Levent; Tanyel, Esra; Basibuyuk, Hakki; Darka, Ozge
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
Tropical Doctor;Apr2008, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p129
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
In daily medical practice, streptococcal toxic shock syndrome is an infrequent clinical entity which carry a very high risk of fatality. Early recognition of this toxin mediated immunopathological disease is very important to apply necessary invasive procedures such as an prompt amputation of the effected areas to save the patient. Here, we report a 47 year-old male farmer with a fatal streptococcal toxic shock syndrome to highlight the importance of emergency care and aggresive surgical intervention in similar situations.
ACCESSION #
70244670

 

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