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Scholarly Research Exchange
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 786451, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.3814/2009/786451
Case Report

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

1Department of Medicine, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY 10016, USA
2Laboratory Medicine, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY 10016, USA
3Department of Microbiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55812, USA

Received 11 February 2009; Accepted 12 March 2009

Copyright © 2009 Arthur Okere et al. 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.

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.