Objective: We describe a rare case of group G streptococcus (GGS) sepsis complicated by bacterial toxin myopathy. Case: A 65-year-old man, with a history of infection of his shoulder prosthesis, presented with multiorgan failure and notable myalgia likely caused by toxins. The patient was treated successfully with antibiotics and prosthesis removal. Conclusion: This case suggests infection by GGS should be considered in a patient presenting with myalgia associated with sepsis.

Myalgia, Obtundity and Fever in a Patient with a Prosthesis / V. Di Stefano, M. Migone De Amicis, C. Bonino, N. Scaramellini, Y. Torrente, S. Piconi, F. Minonzio. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CASE REPORTS IN INTERNAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 2284-2594. - 6:2(2019 Feb 08), pp. 001021.1-001021.3. [10.12890/2019_001021]

Myalgia, Obtundity and Fever in a Patient with a Prosthesis

V. Di Stefano;M. Migone De Amicis;C. Bonino;N. Scaramellini;Y. Torrente;S. Piconi;
2019-02-08

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Objective: We describe a rare case of group G streptococcus (GGS) sepsis complicated by bacterial toxin myopathy. Case: A 65-year-old man, with a history of infection of his shoulder prosthesis, presented with multiorgan failure and notable myalgia likely caused by toxins. The patient was treated successfully with antibiotics and prosthesis removal. Conclusion: This case suggests infection by GGS should be considered in a patient presenting with myalgia associated with sepsis.
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