Infect Chemother.  2010 Jun;42(3):187-189. 10.3947/ic.2010.42.3.187.

A Case of Group G Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


Toxic shock syndrome is an acute, multi-systemic, toxin-mediated illness caused by toxin-producing strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus species. Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome is usually caused by Streptococcus pyogenes but Group G streptococcal toxic shock syndrome is rare. Herein, we report a case of group G streptococcal toxic shock syndrome that was successfully treated with toxin reducing antibiotics and intravenous immunoglobulin therapies.


Streptococcus; Toxic shock syndrome

MeSH Terms

Anti-Bacterial Agents
Immunization, Passive
Shock, Septic
Staphylococcus aureus
Streptococcus pyogenes
Anti-Bacterial Agents


  • Figure 1 A CT scan of lower leg at initial presentation shows diffuse soft tissue infiltration or edema of the left leg.

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