[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.205.8.87. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
June 1985

Streptococcal Myositis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill (Dr Adams); the University of Wisconsin, Madison (Drs Gudmundsson, Craig, and Sundstrom); the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital, Madison (Drs Craig and Sundstrom); the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md (Dr Yocum); and the Marshfield (Wis) Clinic (Dr Haselby).

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(6):1020-1023. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360060076010
Abstract

• Two patients had streptococcal myositis. Both patients developed extensive muscle necrosis and overwhelming sepsis after trivial skin trauma. Death occurred within 48 hours of hospital admission despite aggressive surgical and medical treatment. Review of the literature is included to highlight the fulminant nature of this unusual infection and to contrast streptococcal myositis with other soft-tissue streptococcal infections.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:1020-1023)

×