Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome complicating varicella in children

Yao Jong Yang, Ching Chuan Liu, Shih Min Wang, Chao Ching Huang, Jiunn Jong Wu

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摘要

The most common complication in children with varicella is cutaneous superimposed infection with pyogenic bacteria. Group A β-hemolytic streptococci, which are known to cause life-threatening infections in both previously healthy children and those with underlying diseases, are the most frequently associated pathogens. A newly recognized disease, called streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, is associated with severe morbidity and mortality. We report a 3-year-old boy with a diagnosis of this syndrome who presented with increasing fever, vomiting, and lethargy 7 days after the development of a classic varicella skill lesion. In spite of aggressive fluid supply, administration of inotropic agents, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, a rapidly deteriorating clinical course led to death 4 hours after hospitalization. This is the first report of this association in Taiwan. Pediatricians evaluating children with varicella must be mindful of the potential for Group A β-hemolytic streptococcal infection.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)749-753
頁數5
期刊Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi
96
發行號9
出版狀態已發佈 - 九月 1997
對外發佈Yes

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