Toxic shock syndrome: a complication of continent urinary diversion.
- Published Article
The Journal of Urology
- Publication Date
Mar 01, 1992
Toxic shock syndrome, a potentially lethal multisystem illness that usually affects menstruating women, is characterized by the acute onset of fever, hypotension, skin and mucous membrane changes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, myalgias, capillary leak, vascular collapse and multiorgan dysfunction. The disease is mediated by toxin produced by distinct strains of Staphylococcus aureus. We describe a case in which a toxin producing strain growing in a continent urinary diversion produced toxic shock syndrome.
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