Anales de Medicina Interna
versión impresa ISSN 0212-7199
Necrotizing fascitiis due to Streptococcus Pyogenes has a high mortality rate. Detection of the infection before it developes to the streptococcal toxic shock syndrome is quite challenging and its one of the main goals of its management because at this final stage the treatment is in most of the cases ineffective. In a secuence of events of the progression of the infection to shock, renal failure occurs before hipotension very often. We report the case of a 38-year-old patient affected by a fulminant necrotizing fascitiis by Streptococcus Pyogenes which presented at admission with lower leg cellulitis and acute renal failure.
Palabras clave : Necrotizing fascitiis; Streptococcus pyogenes; Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome; Acute renal failure.