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Toxic shock syndrome in Oregon. Risk of recurrence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6334169     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To define the risk of having a recurrence of toxic shock syndrome, we collected information on 53 cases (42 definite and 11 probable cases) that occurred in Oregon between Jan 1, 1980, and May 30, 1982. For the 777 person-months for which follow-up information was available, only one probable recurrent case of toxic shock syndrome occurred. The low frequency of recurrences may be associated with the high frequency (91%) with which beta-lactamase-resistant antibiotics were used in initial episodes of toxic shock syndrome and with the relatively low proportion (44%) of menstruating women who resumed the use of tampons after their first episode.
S D Helgerson; B L Mallery; L R Foster
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JAMA     Volume:  252     ISSN:  0098-7484     ISO Abbreviation:  JAMA     Publication Date:  1984 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-01-17     Completed Date:  1985-01-17     Revised Date:  2014-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501160     Medline TA:  JAMA     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3402-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / metabolism,  therapeutic use
Menstrual Hygiene Products
Middle Aged
Shock, Septic / drug therapy,  epidemiology*
beta-Lactamases / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; EC

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