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A case report of hemolytic streptococcal gangrene in the danger triangle of the face with thrombocytopenia and hepatitis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pediatrics, June 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)

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Title
A case report of hemolytic streptococcal gangrene in the danger triangle of the face with thrombocytopenia and hepatitis
Published in
BMC Pediatrics, June 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12887-018-1177-9
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Authors

Xiao-ling Jia, Janak L. Pathak, Jin-fa Tong, Ji-mei Su

Abstract

Hemolytic streptococcus gangrene is a life threatening invasive bacterial infection. Hemolytic streptococcus gangrene in the danger triangle of the face is too lethal to operate. A case of the confirmed hemolytic streptococcus gangrene in the danger triangle of the face caused by Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus (GAS) in 20-months old boy is presented to draw attention of clinicians to this uncommon but frequently fatal infection. Previously healthy 20 months old boy suddenly developed paranasal gangrene on the left side of the danger triangle of the face, followed by rapidly progressive thrombocytopenia and hepatitis. The clinical features, liver function, and hematological and serological parameters resembled to a description of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS). Aggressive antibiotics, substitutional and supportive therapy were conducted without surgical debridement of facial tissues. Prompt diagnosis and aggressive timely treatment completely cured the disease in 28 days. The present case report demonstrates prompt diagnosis and timely treatment as a strategy to cure the fatal hemolytic streptococcus gangrene located in too risky body part to operate.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 3 14%
Student > Master 2 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 10%
Unspecified 1 5%
Student > Bachelor 1 5%
Other 2 10%
Unknown 10 48%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 43%
Unspecified 1 5%
Computer Science 1 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Unknown 9 43%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 28. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 March 2019.
All research outputs
#671,515
of 14,534,274 outputs
Outputs from BMC Pediatrics
#59
of 1,829 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#23,191
of 275,393 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Pediatrics
#1
of 1 outputs
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