Toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1) antibody levels in burned children.

  title={Toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1) antibody levels in burned children.},
  author={Charmaine Childs and V Edwards Jones and Michael Dawson and Peter J Davenport},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  volume={25 6},
Young children with burns are at risk of developing a toxic shock-like illness during the first 2-3 days after the injury. The staphylococcal exotoxin, toxic-shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1) is implicated in development of this illness. Low levels or absence of anti-TSST-1 antibodies may indicate susceptibility to this illness. Anti-TSST-1 antibody levels were measured in consecutive cases admitted to the children's burns unit. Results of antibody levels in 38 of the youngest children, aged 0.04… CONTINUE READING

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