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Toxic shock syndrome: a complication of continent urinary diversion.

Authors
  • McCahill, P D
  • Whittle, D I
  • Jacobs, S C
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Urology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1992
Volume
147
Issue
3
Pages
681–682
Identifiers
PMID: 1538457
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

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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