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

An Innocuous Appearing Thumb Lesion Leading to High Grade Shock and Multiorgan Failure

Apurva Pandey, MD; Shawhin Karimi, MD; Steven Keller, MD; Brad Butcher, MD
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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA


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


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):403A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.416
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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 A streptococcus (GAS) is a common cause of uncomplicated cellulitis and is typically managed with a short course of oral antibiotics. For unclear reasons, certain susceptible individuals can suffer from aggressive soft tissue infections that manifest as necrotizing fasciitis, while others can experience toxin-mediated shock syndromes that result from minor-appearing skin injuries. We present the case of a patient who experienced streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (TSS) that progressed to multi-system organ failure resulting from a small purpuric thumb lesion.

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