A 7-year-old boy with acute onset of breathing difficulty

Academic Article


  • Group A streptococcus (GAS) is a major bacterial pathogen affecting children globally. Approximately 15% of school-age children experience a symptomatic episode of GAS culture-positive pharyngitis each year. Although the incidence of invasive GAS disease under these circumstances is low (0.5%-2%), an increasing number of invasive GAS cases have been reported over the last 2 decades. This report describes a 7-year-old boy who, after being treated for GAS pharyngitis, developed a fatal streptococcal toxic shock syndrome. © 2010 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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  • 26948834
  • Author List

  • Salas AA
  • Start Page

  • 149
  • End Page

  • 151
  • Volume

  • 26
  • Issue

  • 2