Postpartum toxic shock syndrome associated with multiple splenic infarcts

Adrienne Torda
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2005.tb06588.x
Published online: 17 January 2005

To the Editor: I report a patient with splenic infarction associated with group A streptococcal sepsis that occurred post partum. Although spontaneous splenic infarcts have been associated with many types of infections, to my knowledge this is the first published report of an association with this organism.


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