What are the mortality rates of invasive group A streptococcal (GAS) infections, streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (TSS), and necrotizing fasciitis?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Zartash Zafar Khan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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As reported by the CDC in April 2008, invasive GAS infections carry an overall mortality rate of 10-15%, with streptococcal TSS and necrotizing fasciitis carrying fatality rates of over 35% and approximately 25%, respectively.


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