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Staphylococcal toxic shock: two fulminant cases with recovery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6952124     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two young women with toxic shock syndrome are reported and compared with three previous New Zealand cases. Both presented with fulminant diarrhoea, confusion, collapse and an erythematous desquamating rash. One, complicated by disseminated intravascular coagulation, rhabdomyolysis, myoglobinuria and renal failure, recovered following peritoneal dialysis. At the onset of their illnesses both were menstruating and using tampons. Light growths of Staphylococcus aureus were cultured from the vagina in one case and the faeces in the other. Successful treatment depended on a vigorous intensive care regime.
B A Scobie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New Zealand medical journal     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0028-8446     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Z. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1982 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-07-19     Completed Date:  1982-07-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401067     Medline TA:  N Z Med J     Country:  NEW ZEALAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Feces / microbiology
Fluid Therapy
Kidney Failure, Acute / etiology
Menstrual Hygiene Products / adverse effects*
Shock, Septic / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy
Staphylococcal Infections / complications,  diagnosis*
Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification
Vagina / microbiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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