When All Else Fails: A Rare Case of Postoperative Toxic Shock Syndrome Arising from Surgical Site Infection after Decompressive Neurectomy Successfully Treated with Angiotensin-2

Raghav Chandra, Samuel Gold, Casey Kohler, Jason Valladares, Sara A. Hennessy, Sneha G. Bhat

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Abstract

Toxic shock syndrome is a serious complication of Streptococcus pyogenes or Staphylococcus aureus infections associated with very high morbidity and mortality. Postoperative toxic shock syndrome is an extremely rare phenomenon which manifests as fevers, diffuse rash, septic shock, and death. We present the first reported case of toxic shock syndrome associated with a surgical site infection from a decompressive neurectomy for refractory migraines in a 41-year-old female as well as the first use of angiotensin-2 vasopressor therapy to treat persistent septic shock from toxic shock syndrome refractory to conventional therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6698218
JournalCase Reports in Critical Care
Volume2021
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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