Toxic shock syndrome due to Clostridium sordellii: a dramatic postpartum and postabortion disease.

@article{Sinave2002ToxicSS,
  title={Toxic shock syndrome due to Clostridium sordellii: a dramatic postpartum and postabortion disease.},
  author={Christian Sinave and Genevi{\`e}ve Le Templier and Daniel Blouin and François L{\'e}veill{\'e} and Eric Deland},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2002},
  volume={35 11},
  pages={1441-3}
}
We describe a young woman who developed Clostridium sordellii toxic shock syndrome after having had an abortion medically induced by mifepristone (RU-486; Mifeprex [Danco Laboratories]) 7 days before admission to our hospital. Although the patient was aggressively treated, death occurred <3 days after admission. It is hoped that very early recognition of this disease will decrease the mortality associated with this rarely reported ailment that occurs among young, otherwise healthy women. 

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