What are the signs and symptoms of group A streptococcal (GAS) toxic shock syndrome (STSS)?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Zartash Zafar Khan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
  • Print

GAS bacteremia usually results from invasive GAS infection. TSS is characterized by early onset of shock and multiorgan failure. Blood cultures results are positive in approximately 60% of STSS cases. These patients usually develop renal failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome, hepatic dysfunction, hematologic abnormalities, confusion, skin lesions, and diffuse capillary leak syndrome.

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!