Even Organic Cotton Tampons Can Cause Toxic Shock: Study

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Although still exceedingly rare, menstrual toxic shock syndrome can be dangerous and has been tied to the use of tampons. And new research finds that the type of fibers used in manufacturing tampons doesn't seem to matter...
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ConclusionWe present a case report of a rare toxic shock syndrome in a post-partum female caused by Clostridium sordellii. Her survival is notable among 16 patients with whom this infection now has a documented 87.5 % mortality rate. Aggressive surgical measures and optimized intensive care management may have contributed to this patient’s survival.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Background: B-hemolytic streptococci(EBH) are responsible for diseases such as necrotizing fasciitis, toxic shock syndrome(SSTE) and post-infectious complications. EBHGA can present fulminant manifestations, as well as subtypes of EBHGC and EBHGG, which express homologous proteins.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Type: Oral Presentation Source Type: research
Background: S. aureus colonization in the community and medical facilities may contribute to the extension of such diseases as the surface skin and soft tissue infections and life-threatening diseases –sepsis, osteomyelitis, endocarditis and toxic shock syndrome. S. aureus carriage is a major risk factor for the subsequent development of nosocomial and community-acquired infections. Knowledge of the prevalence of certain MSSA clones can be used to predict the spread of MSSA and MRSA infections.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: UMP. 138 Source Type: research
Amanda Stanley, 37, of Massachusetts, was left fighting for her life after a small piece of tampon left inside her caused the potentially deadly bacterial infection, toxic shock syndrome.
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Amanda Stanley, 37, of Massachusetts, was left fighting for her life after a small piece of tampon left inside her caused the potentially deadly bacterial infection, toxic shock syndrome.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 010 Peer Reviewer: Dr Jennifer Ho, ID physician QLD, Australia You are an ED doc working in Perth over schoolies week. An 18 yo man comes into ED complaining of fever, rash a “cracking headache” and body aches. He has just hopped off the plane from Bali where he spent the last 2 weeks partying, boozing and running amok. He got bitten by “loads” of mosquitoes because he forgot to take insect repellent. On e...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Cases Tropical Medicine arthralgia dengue fever rash Source Type: blogs
Patient Presentation A 3.5-year-old female came to clinic with a 2-day history fever up to 101°F. The evening before she had complained of a sore throat but had no rhinorrhea, cough or rash. She was drinking reasonably well and was urinating frequently. She had been to a birthday party where an older child had had strep throat. The past medical history was positive for Kawasaki Disease diagnosed at 17 months of age and treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) on day 6 of fever. Her echocardiograms had been negative and she was being appropriately monitored by cardiology. The family history was positive for heart...
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Whether individuals who had toxic shock syndrome in childhood have differences in macro- and retinal microvascular parameters indicative of increased cardiovascular risk is unknown. We found no evidence of adverse macrovascular changes in 22 toxic shock syndrome participants compared with 60 control participants. Microvascular comparisons showed a reduction in retinal total fractal dimension, which has been associated with cardiovascular risk factors in children.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Cajethan Ezeamagu, Irene Imanatue, Margaret Dosunmu, Adebola Odeseye, Glory Baysah, Daniel Aina, Foluke Odutayo, Grace Mensah-AgyeiAbstractMethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a problem in both healthcare institutions and community settings. This is due to its multi-drug resistant challenges. Hence, this study assessed the prevalence of methicillin resistant gene (mecA), exfoliative toxin (eta and etb) and toxic shock syndrome (tsst-1) genes in S. aureus isolated from clinical samples. A tot...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - Category: Science Source Type: research
Publication date: 2018Source: IDCases, Volume 12Author(s): Shrein Saini, Robert A. DuncanAbstractA 32 year old female, an active intravenous drug user, was admitted for fever, myalgias and an erythematous macular rash on her distal extremities. She quickly decompensated and developed septic shock. Her examination was significant for a progressive rash which within two days developed bullae and necrosis with progression to a confluent rash involving her palms and soles (Figs. 1 and 2). Her rash involved nearly one third of her body with what was equivalent to a third degree burn. Her labs were significant for leukocytosis...
Source: IDCases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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