Date of Presentation

5-2-2019 12:00 AM

College

School of Osteopathic Medicine

Poster Abstract

Group A Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome (STSS) occurs as a subset of invasive Group A Streptococcal (GAS) infections accounting for roughly 10% of cases yearly. Of those, Puerpural Streptococcal infections occur only 0.5/10,000 live births but has a mortality rate of nearly 38% if management does not occur early1,3,4. Despite the overall lower incidence of disease when compared to noninvasive forms, infection rates have started to rise over the last 10 years making it a necessity that practitioners be able to efficiently diagnose and treat infection. Presented here is the case of a 30 year old female who developed fulminant STSS 10 days after an elective termination of pregnancy. The case, along with early recognition of clinical symptoms and management will be discussed here.

Keywords

STSS, toxic shock syndrome, Group A streptococcus, pregnancy termination

Disciplines

Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications | Medicine and Health Sciences | Obstetrics and Gynecology

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May 2nd, 12:00 AM

Group A Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcus Toxic Shock Syndrome Following Elective Termination of Pregnancy: a Review of Current Literature and Recommendations

Group A Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome (STSS) occurs as a subset of invasive Group A Streptococcal (GAS) infections accounting for roughly 10% of cases yearly. Of those, Puerpural Streptococcal infections occur only 0.5/10,000 live births but has a mortality rate of nearly 38% if management does not occur early1,3,4. Despite the overall lower incidence of disease when compared to noninvasive forms, infection rates have started to rise over the last 10 years making it a necessity that practitioners be able to efficiently diagnose and treat infection. Presented here is the case of a 30 year old female who developed fulminant STSS 10 days after an elective termination of pregnancy. The case, along with early recognition of clinical symptoms and management will be discussed here.

 

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