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A Case of Streptococcus pyogenes Pneumonia with Rhabdomyolysis
Joonbeom Shin, M.D.1, Soo-youn Moon, M.D.1, Chi Hoon Maeng, M.D.1, Mi Suk Lee, M.D.1, Sangho Lee, M.D.1, Hee Joo Lee, M.D.2, and Sang Oh Lee, M.D.1
Department of Internal Medicine1 and Laboratory Medicine2, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Vol.39 Num.5 (p255~258)
We describe a case of Streptococcus pyogenes pneumonia in a 63-year-old man presenting with rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure. The patient completely recovered following treatment with mechanical ventilation, continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration, and intravenous antimicrobial agents.
Keywords : Streptococcus pyogenes, Community-acquired pneumonia, Rhabdomyolysis