Emergence of non-group A streptococcal necrotizing diabetic foot infections

Alexander M. Reyzelman, David G. Armstrong, Dean J. Vayser, Suhad A. Hadi, Lawrence B. Harkless, S. Khalid Hussain, Jeanean D. Willis, Portia M. Carter

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Recently the authors have noted a disturbing trend toward an increased incidence of necrotizing infections caused by non-group A streptococcal species. This article describes the typical clinical course of such an infection. Prompt surgical intervention, coupled with an antibiotic regimen aimed at mitigating exotoxin release, may be both limb-and life-preserving.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-311
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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