Toxic Shock Syndrome – Differential Diagnosis


Last Updated : 1/2/2014
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Neha Bansal
Leucocytosis, thrombocytopenia, elevated transaminases, azotemia, hematuria, pyuria are just some of the findings in most of the cases. (1) Negative results on the following tests:

Blood, throat or cerebrospinal fluid cultures

are often observed.

Serological tests for Rocky Mountain

spotted fever, leptospirosis or measles should be done to rule them out. (1)

Differential Diagnosis
TSS is most often seen in the menstruating women who use tampons. However, it is not uncommon in children. The milder form of the disease is often confused with Kawasaki disease and Scarlet fever. (1)


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MBBS, KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India

First Created : 1/23/2013
Last Updated : 1/2/2014
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