Toxic Shock Syndrome

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Toxic Shock Syndrome - Investigations
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)

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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