Streptococcal septic arthritis and necrotizing fasciitis in an intravenous drug user couple sharing needles. Academic Article uri icon


  • The clinical spectrum of invasive infections due to group A Streptococcus mainly includes bacteremia, toxic shock syndrome, necrotizing fasciitis, and myonecrosis. In recent years, invasive group A Streptococcus infection has been increasingly recognized among intravenous drug users [1]. We report on a couple of IV drug users sharing needles who developed streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis simultaneously.

publication date

  • April 1, 2002