A patient with toxic shock syndrome following correction of the nasal septum

Schweitzer, D.H.; Moffie, B.G.; van der Mey, A.G.; Thompson, J.

Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde 134(44): 2146-2148


ISSN/ISBN: 0028-2162
PMID: 2247173
Document Number: 366065
A male aged 30 suffered from toxic shock syndrome after septorhinoplasty with positioning of a tampon. Initial treatment consisted of removing the tampon and supportive care, as a result of which the patient recovered. The patient was a carrier of Staphylococcus aureus which produced toxic shock syndrome toxin-I (TSST-I). Anti-TSST-I antibodies were already found in the serum in the initial phase of the disease.

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