Toxic shock syndrome in a 23-month-old male infant

G. R. Turner, M. A. Jackson, D. L. Levin, J. D. Siegel

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Abstract

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a life-threatening multisystem disorder characterized by high fever, vomiting, profuse diarrhea, severe and often refractory hypotension, a truncal skin rash which typically has a sunburned appearance and peripheral desquamation during the recovery phase. The initial report of TSS by Todd et al. in 1978 characterized the syndrome in a group of seven children (ages 8 to 17 years) and implicated toxin-producing Phage Group I staphylococci as a possible causal agent. Subsequent reports have detailed the clinical and laboratory features of the syndrome and emphasized its occurrence primarily in young women (90 to 95%) and the striking association with menses, tampon use and vaginal colonization with Staphylococcus aureus. This article is a case report of TSS in a 23-month-old male infant. To our knowledge this is the first complete report of this entity in a young infant. The clinical and laboratory features are typical of those noted in the majority of adult female patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)314-316
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease
Volume2
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1983

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Menstrual Hygiene Products
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Staphylococcus aureus
Diarrhea
Fever

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Turner, G. R., Jackson, M. A., Levin, D. L., & Siegel, J. D. (1983). Toxic shock syndrome in a 23-month-old male infant. Pediatric Infectious Disease, 2(4), 314-316.

Toxic shock syndrome in a 23-month-old male infant. / Turner, G. R.; Jackson, M. A.; Levin, D. L.; Siegel, J. D.

In: Pediatric Infectious Disease, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1983, p. 314-316.

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Turner, GR, Jackson, MA, Levin, DL & Siegel, JD 1983, 'Toxic shock syndrome in a 23-month-old male infant', Pediatric Infectious Disease, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 314-316.
Turner GR, Jackson MA, Levin DL, Siegel JD. Toxic shock syndrome in a 23-month-old male infant. Pediatric Infectious Disease. 1983;2(4):314-316.
Turner, G. R. ; Jackson, M. A. ; Levin, D. L. ; Siegel, J. D. / Toxic shock syndrome in a 23-month-old male infant. In: Pediatric Infectious Disease. 1983 ; Vol. 2, No. 4. pp. 314-316.
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