Group A Streptococcal Panniculitis
Version of Record online: 1 AUG 2012
© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 31, Issue 2, pages 256–258, March/April 2014
How to Cite
Villaseñor-Park, J., Davis, A., Singh, S., Zuckerbraun, N., Green, M. and Gehris, R. (2014), Group A Streptococcal Panniculitis. Pediatric Dermatology, 31: 256–258. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2012.01816.x
- Issue online: 9 MAR 2014
- Version of Record online: 1 AUG 2012
Infectious panniculitis caused by group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus is rare, especially in immunocompetent patients. Its clinical presentation is usually nonspecific, but skin biopsy may provide information on the source. We describe the case of a previously healthy 2-year-old girl who presented with fever, tachycardia, and diffuse erythematous skin nodule; biopsy revealed a deep lobular neutrophilic panniculitis with gram-positive bacteria.