Severe group a streptococcus infection after thyroidectomy: report of three cases and review.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND:Group A Streptococcus (GAS) is an uncommon cause of infection after clean surgery in non-pregnant adults. METHODS:Report of three cases and review of the literature. results: For the first time in France, severe GAS infections were observed in three patients who underwent thyroidectomy at three hospitals. Two of them developed streptococcal toxic shock syndrome. CONCLUSION:Better knowledge of physiopathologic mechanisms would help in the detection and prevention of severe GAS infections.

journal_name

Surg Infect (Larchmt)

journal_title

Surgical infections

authors

Faibis F,Sapir D,Luis D,Laigneau P,Lepoutre A,Pospisil F,Borgey F,Demachy MC,Botterel F

doi

10.1089/sur.2007.069

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2008-10-01 00:00:00

pages

529-31

issue

5

eissn

1096-2964

issn

1557-8674

journal_volume

9

pub_type

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