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Toxic shock syndrome associated with the use of the vacuum-assisted closure device.
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PMID:  11716269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The vacuum-assisted wound closure technique and device (the V.A.C.) has become a widely accepted technique in the management of chronic and difficult wounds. The authors present the first reported case of toxic shock syndrome associated with its use. This article does not question the efficacy of the V.A.C. technique in the treatment of difficult wounds, but focuses on raising the index of suspicion of toxic shock syndrome in patients with wounds managed with the V.A.C. who develop early signs or symptoms that may be consistent with the diagnosis.
D N Gwan-Nulla; R S Casal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of plastic surgery     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0148-7043     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Plast Surg     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-21     Completed Date:  2002-02-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805336     Medline TA:  Ann Plast Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  552-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Colostomy / adverse effects
Methicillin Resistance
Middle Aged
Shock, Septic / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Staphylococcal Infections / drug therapy,  etiology,  microbiology
Surgical Wound Infection / therapy*

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