What are the possible complications of group A streptococcal (GAS) 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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Streptococcal TSS may cause organ system failure (including renal impairment in approximately 80% of patients, and hepatic dysfunction in 65% of patients), while necrotizing fasciitis may result in amputation. [18]


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