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Volume 2009 |Article ID 786451 | 3 pages | https://doi.org/10.3814/2009/786451

Severe Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease with Rhabdomyolysis but without Evidence of Shock or Local Myositis

Received11 Feb 2009
Accepted12 Mar 2009
Published05 Apr 2009

Abstract

We report a presentation in an adult with Streptococcus pyogenes bacteremia and invasive tissue disease with rhabdomyolysis, but without evidence of toxic shock syndrome or local myonecrosis. We thus investigated how this infecting strain differed from strains known to cause toxic shock syndrome.

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