Oral Presentation 20th Lancefield International Symposium on Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases 2017

Treatment of Group A Strep beyond antibiotics (#3)

Annelies Zinkernagel 1
  1. USZ, Zurich, ZURICH, Switzerland

Necrotizing fasciitis retains a very high mortality rate despite prompt and adequate antibiotic treatment and surgical debridement. Aiming to improve therapeutic options by in-depth understanding of the pathophysiology of necrotizing fasciitis the role of protein synthesis inhibitors and immunoglobulins will be discussed.