Article not rated

Vol. 22 - Num. 85

Clinical Reviews

Streptococcal toxic-shock syndrome

Aída M.ª Gutiérrez Sáncheza, Myriam López Rojoa, Carmelo Guerrero Laleonab, Matilde Bustillo Alonsob

aMIR-Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet. Zaragoza. España.
bUnidad de Infectología Pediátrica. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet. Zaragoza. España.

Correspondence: AM Gutiérrez. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Gutiérrez Sánchez AM, López Rojo M, Guerrero Laleona C, Bustillo Alonso M. Streptococcal toxic-shock syndrome. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2020;22:59-62.

Published in Internet: 10-03-2020 - Visits: 3729


Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) is a serious and uncommon disease in Pediatrics. However, in the last decades the incidence of invasive infections by Streptococcus pyogenes of group A streptococcus has increased. It appears more frequently in preschool children since the diagnosis of streptococcal disease is more complicated at this age. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential due to its potential severity, sometimes requiring intensive life support measures and prevention of multiorgan failure.


Streptococcal toxic shock Streptococcus pyogenes



This article has no comments yet.