A survey into toxic shock syndrome (TSS) in UK burns units.

  title={A survey into toxic shock syndrome (TSS) in UK burns units.},
  author={Valerie Edwards-Jones and Megan Dawson and Charmaine Childs},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  volume={26 4},
Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare complication of a Staphylococcus aureus infection and is primarily seen in children with small burns. The true incidence of TSS in burns patients is not known and the number of presumptive cases rarely reported. This survey was undertaken to determine if the incidence of TSS in children with burns could be related to the type of dressing used to cover the wound. A questionnaire was compiled and sent to the Senior Nurse in charge of each of the UK burns units… CONTINUE READING

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