1173 Potential Influence of Focal Infection Conditions on the Pathogenesis of Toxic Shock Syndrome


Epidemiologically, patients with toxic shock syndrome (TSS) often have focal infections (abscess, menstrual), the conditions of which may play a role in inducing particular S. aureus strains to cause disease. Individuals colonized (e.g. nasopharynx) with these same strains may develop immunity without developing disease. Three children with TSS and definite… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/00006450-198504000-01203