Journal Article

Report of 2 Fatal Cases of Adult Necrotizing Fasciitis and Toxic Shock Syndrome Caused by <i>Streptococcus agalactiae</i>

W. M. Tang, P. L. Ho, W. P. Yau, J. W. K. Wong and D. K. H. Yip

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 31, issue 4, pages e15-e17
Published in print October 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online October 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/318148
Report of 2 Fatal Cases of Adult Necrotizing Fasciitis and Toxic Shock Syndrome Caused by Streptococcus agalactiae

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We describe 2 cases of fatal necrotizing fasciitis and toxic shock syndrome caused by Streptococcus agalactiae—a rare entity that has been reported in only 9 patients—in 2 nonpregnant adults.

Journal Article.  1874 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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