Toxic shock syndrome. Possible confusion with Kawasaki's disease.

Sharon Raimer, E. H. Tschen, M. K. Walker

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Abstract

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a recently recognized condition associated with toxin-producing strains of Staphylococcus aureus. Patients affected with this syndrome are frequently young and have multisystemic complaints such as fever, headache, edema, myalgia, scarlatiniform rash, conjunctival injection, confusion, diarrhea, oliguria, hypotension and shock, This is followed by desquamation of the skin, especially the palms and soles. The majority of cases reported have been in menstruating women who used vaginal tampons regularly. Because similarities exist between toxic shock syndrome and Kawasaki's disease (mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome), as well as other conditions, proper diagnosis and management are of the utmost importance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-35
Number of pages3
JournalCutis
Volume28
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome
Septic Shock
Menstrual Hygiene Products
Oliguria
Confusion
Myalgia
Exanthema
Hypotension
Headache
Staphylococcus aureus
Diarrhea
Shock
Edema
Fever
Skin
Injections
Young Syndrome

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  • Dermatology
  • Immunology and Allergy

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Raimer, S., Tschen, E. H., & Walker, M. K. (1981). Toxic shock syndrome. Possible confusion with Kawasaki's disease. Cutis, 28(1), 33-35.

Toxic shock syndrome. Possible confusion with Kawasaki's disease. / Raimer, Sharon; Tschen, E. H.; Walker, M. K.

In: Cutis, Vol. 28, No. 1, 07.1981, p. 33-35.

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Raimer, S, Tschen, EH & Walker, MK 1981, 'Toxic shock syndrome. Possible confusion with Kawasaki's disease.', Cutis, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 33-35.
Raimer S, Tschen EH, Walker MK. Toxic shock syndrome. Possible confusion with Kawasaki's disease. Cutis. 1981 Jul;28(1):33-35.
Raimer, Sharon ; Tschen, E. H. ; Walker, M. K. / Toxic shock syndrome. Possible confusion with Kawasaki's disease. In: Cutis. 1981 ; Vol. 28, No. 1. pp. 33-35.
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