Which procedures may be necessary for the management of group A streptococcal (GAS) infections?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Zartash Zafar Khan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Necessary procedures for the management of the diverse nature of GAS infections may include the following:

  • Endotracheal intubation

  • Thoracocentesis

  • Lumbar puncture

  • Abscess or skin aspiration

  • Prompt surgical drainage

  • Surgical débridement of devitalized tissue, fasciotomy, or amputation

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