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Critical Care: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care II |

Refractory Toxic Shock-Like Syndrome From Group C Streptococcus Dysgalactiae Ssp. Equismilis Endocarditis and IVIG as Salvage Therapy

Marjan Islam, MD; Jerry Altshuler, PharmD; Gianluca Torregrossa, MD; Dennis Karter, MD
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Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):397A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.410
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care II

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Group C streptococci (GCS) are gram-positive organisms not uncommonly found as colonizers of the human respiratory, gastrointestinal, and genital tracts. As pathogens, infections can range from harmless superficial skin infections to invasive disease such as meningitis, endocarditis, and streptococcal toxic shock-like syndrome (TSLS). Despite appropriate antibiotics, mortality remains exceedingly high in some invasive disease. We present a case of successful IVIG therapy for refractory GCS TSLS.

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