Invasive group A Streptococcus resulting in sepsis and abdominal wall abscess after adenotonsillectomy

Paul F. Wilson, Todd J. Wannemuehler, Bruce H. Matt

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Abstract

Systemic infectious complications following adenotonsillectomy are exceedingly rare. We describe an otherwise healthy 2-year-old patient who developed group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus sepsis and presumptive scarlet fever 3 days after an uncomplicated adenotonsillectomy. After resolution of fever, rash, and discharge home on antibiotics, the patient returned on postoperative day 10 with an abdominal wall abscess. This is the first reported case of an abdominal wall abscess as a complication of adenotonsillectomy. This case demonstrates that an awareness of unexpected infectious complications of adenotonsillectomy should be a part of postsurgical management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1230-1232
Number of pages3
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume125
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015

Keywords

  • abscess
  • Adenotonsillectomy
  • postoperative
  • Streptococcus
  • systemic
  • tonsillectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Medicine(all)

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