Recent trends in the incidence of toxic shock syndrome in northern California.

The incidence of toxic shock syndrome in women members of a large prepaid medical care program in Northern California was 1.5 cases per 100,000 in a period after removal of tampons containing polyacrylate rayon and reductions in tampon absorbency. This rate was lower, but not significantly lower, than the rate of 2.2 per 100,000 in the prior interval. It… CONTINUE READING