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Author Sato, Shuichi ♦ Ito, Masahiro ♦ Sakai, Tsuyoshi ♦ Kaneta, Anri ♦ Sato, Fumie
Editor Imura, Hajime
Source Hindawi
Content type Text
Publisher Hindawi
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2018
Language English
Abstract Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) is a life-threatening disease caused by infection of beta-hemolytic streptococci. Here, we report an uncommon case of STSS with both diffuse peritonitis and necrotizing fasciitis and summarize previous cases. The patient was diagnosed with STSS due to an infection of the soft tissue of the lower extremity after surgery for diffuse peritonitis. The general condition had rapidly deteriorated with multiple organ dysfunction. Immediate intensive care, including mechanical ventilation, hemodiafiltration, and repeated debridement, is indispensable for a favorable outcome.
ISSN 20906900
Learning Resource Type Report
Publisher Date 2018-10-28
Rights License This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
e-ISSN 20906919
Journal Case Reports in Surgery
Volume Number 2018
Page Count 4


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