Hong Kong Med J 1998;4:52-6 | Number 1, March 1998
Streptococcal toxic shock-like syndrome in a post-myomectomy patient
SM Choo, SW Yeo, E Thomas
Department of Anaesthesia, Kandang Kerbau Women's and Children's Hospital, 100 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 229899
We report on a healthy 34-year-old woman who received an elective myomectomy for uterine fibroid, and postoperatively developed fatal streptococcal toxic shock-like syndrome. We discuss the series of events that led to this life-threatening disease and its pathophysiology, and suggest areas in which management might have been improved.
Key words: Fatal outcome; Postoperative complications; Shock, septic; Streptococcus pyogenes
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