Staphylococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome

Staphylococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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Most often associated with colonization of surgical wounds, burns, vaginitis, or tampon use in young women. Cases are also seen after nasal packing for epistaxis. Mortality is low (<3%) in menstrual cases.

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