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Toxic shock syndrome following diagnostic peritoneal lavage.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3289425     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 15-year-old girl who developed high fever, syncope, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, myalgia, pharyngitis, and a desquamating rash eight days after a diagnostic peritoneal lavage. The diagnostic peritoneal lavage wound was erythematous and tender. Incision of the site yielded 10 mL of exudate that cultured Staphylococcus aureus. The patient was treated with a first-generation cephalosporin and recovered without sequelae. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of toxic shock syndrome following diagnostic peritoneal lavage.
M Catapano; A A Cwinn; J A Marx; E E Moore
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of emergency medicine     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0196-0644     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1988 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-07-28     Completed Date:  1988-07-28     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8002646     Medline TA:  Ann Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  736-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver General Hospital, Colorado 80204-4507.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Injuries / diagnosis
Cephapirin / administration & dosage
Cephradine / administration & dosage
Peritoneal Lavage / adverse effects*
Shock, Septic / etiology*,  therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
21593-23-7/Cephapirin; 38821-53-3/Cephradine

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