© 2018 The Authors S. pyogenes is the cause of many important human diseases, ranging from mild superficial skin infections to life-threatening systemic diseases. The post streptococcal syndromes are immune mediated phenomena including Immunoglobulin A Vasculitis (Henoch-Schönlein purpura). HSP is more common in children and usually self limited but it can cause skin, joint, renal, gastrointestinal and rarely respiratory involvement. We present a case with Streptococcus pyogenes pneumonia that presented with respiratory failure, pulmonary hemorrhage, extensive rash and renal failure.
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