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Toxic shock syndrome caused by staphylococcal enterotoxin B. A report of 2 cases in children.
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PMID:  6845109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two children with osteomyelitis, staphylococcal septicaemia and toxic shock syndrome (TSS) are reported. Both patients presented with fever, shock, scarlatiniform rash and diffuse mucositis. The multi-organ dysfunction which characterizes this syndrome was apparent in both patients, who had jaundice, functional renal impairment, diffuse myalgia and non-localizing neurological signs. One child developed toxic myocarditis and the other thrombocytopenia. Both showed a significant rise in antibody titre to enterotoxin B produced by the offending staphylococci, suggesting that this toxin was responsible for the TSS.
L S Milner; J de Jager; P D Thomson; R O Doehring
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1983 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-06-23     Completed Date:  1983-06-23     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  822-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Osteomyelitis / complications*
Shock, Septic / etiology*
Staphylococcal Infections / complications*
Staphylococcus aureus / metabolism
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