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.