To the Editor: Streptococcus pyogenes, or group A streptococci (GAS), are human pathogens responsible for pharyngitis as well as skin and soft tissue infections. Invasive GAS diseases, including bacteremia, cellulitis, and necrotizing fasciitis, are life-threatening, especially when associated with toxic shock syndrome. Several risk factors for GAS infections are known, such as diabetes, immunosuppression, drug use, and skin lesions (1,2).
Auteur : Cady A, Plainvert C, Donnio PY, Loury P, Huguenet D, Briand A, Revest M, Kayal S, Bouvet A
Emerging infectious diseases, 2011, vol. 17, n°. 2, p. 315-7