SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Chest Infections I
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Cases of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) have been estimated to range from 4 to 5 million per year with 25% requiring hospitalization.1 While rare, necrotizing pneumonia can be a severe complication that is often seen from Staph aureus and Pneumococcal disease. Invasive group A streptococcal (GAS) infection is not a typical cause of CAP and accounts for a small percentage of cases. However, GAS pneumonia should always be considered given its high mortality, particularly when associated with streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS).