Pathogenic mechanisms of the hypocalcemia of the staphylococcal toxic-shock syndrome.

@article{Chesney1983PathogenicMO,
  title={Pathogenic mechanisms of the hypocalcemia of the staphylococcal toxic-shock syndrome.},
  author={Russell W. Chesney and D M McCarron and John G. Haddad and Charles D Hawker and F Dibella and Patricia Joan Chesney and Jeffrey P. Davis},
  journal={The Journal of laboratory and clinical medicine},
  year={1983},
  volume={101 4},
  pages={576-85}
}
Hypocalcemia is a common finding in TSS. This has been causally related to the hypoalbuminemia of TSS. To more clearly define the mechanism responsible for this hypocalcemia, we examined the serum concentrations of CaT, Ca+ +, iCT, albumin, and DBP in 28 women meeting the case-study definition of TSS. Mean CaT was 2.18 +/- 0.36 mM/L (S.D.), Ca+ + was 0.93 +/- 0.19 mM/L, and iCT was 1941 +/- 978 pg/ml; all were significantly different (p less than 0.01) from the normal values of CaT (2.38 +/- 0… CONTINUE READING