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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3182099db9
Case Reports

Unusual Complications of Adult Group B Streptococcus Infection: A Case Report

Snyder, Sean M. MD; Horwitch, Carrie A. MD

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Abstract

Group B streptococcus (GBS) is widely known as a cause of infection in neonates and peripartum women, but the incidence of adult infections with GBS appears to be increasing. We report a case of GBS erysipelas with associated toxic shock syndrome and secondary leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Vasculitis has been reported with other streptococcal infections, but to our knowledge, this is the first report of vasculitis with GBS.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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