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June 19, 1987

Recurrent Postcoital Lower-Extremity Streptococcal Erythroderma in WomenStreptococcal-Sex Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Infectious Diseases, the Departments of Medicine (Dr Ellison) and Obstetrics and Gynecology (Dr McGregor), University of Colorado School of Medicine; and the Infectious Disease Section, Veterans Administration Medical Center (Dr Ellison), Denver.

From the Division of Infectious Diseases, the Departments of Medicine (Dr Ellison) and Obstetrics and Gynecology (Dr McGregor), University of Colorado School of Medicine; and the Infectious Disease Section, Veterans Administration Medical Center (Dr Ellison), Denver.

JAMA. 1987;257(23):3260-3262. doi:10.1001/jama.1987.03390230096032
Abstract

Two women with underlying distortion of their lower-body lymphatic systems from neoplasia and surgery or radiation therapy had recurrent episodes of lower-extremity erythroderma temporally associated with sexual intercourse. Both women had vaginal colonization with Streptococcus agalactiae (group B); one was shown to have recurrent bacteremia with this organism at the time of the episodes. Erythroderma developed in these women possibly because of seeding of S agalactiae in the vaginal soft tissues during coitus.

(JAMA 1987;257:3260-3262)

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