TITLE

Nonsocomial Transmission of a Strain of Staphylococcus aureus Causing Toxic Shock Syndrome

AUTHOR(S)
Kreiswirth, Barry N.; Kravitz, Gary R.; Schlievert, Patrick M.; Novick, Richard P.
PUB. DATE
November 1986
SOURCE
Annals of Internal Medicine;Nov86, Vol. 105 Issue 5, p704
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the occurrence of toxic shock syndrome after separate operations done by a surgeon who is a carrier of Staphylococcus (S.) aureus. Biotype of toxic shock syndrome toxin-1-producing strain; Number of cases of toxic shock syndrome after surgery that have been documented.
ACCESSION #
7007649

 

Related Articles

  • Toxic Shock Syndrome: A Perspective Through the Looking Glass. Todd, James K. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Jun82 Part 2, Vol. 96 Issue 6, p839 

    Provides medical information on toxic shock syndrome associated with Staphylococcus aureus. Historical perspective; Clinical definition; Overview of epidemiological studies.

  • Staphylococcus aureus Associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome. Altemeier, W. A.; Lewis, S. A.; Schlievert, P. M.; Bergdoll, M. S.; Bjornson, H. S.; Staneck, J. L.; Crass, B. A. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Jun82 Part 2, Vol. 96 Issue 6, p978 

    Deals with a study which defined the nature of the Staphylococcus aureus strain associated with toxic shock syndrome. Materials and methods; Results; Discussion.

  • Staphylococcus aureus Express Unique Superantigens Depending on the Tissue Source. Banks, Michael C.; Kamel, Nabil S.; Zabriskie, John B.; Larone, Davise H.; Ursea, Dana; Posnett, David N. // Journal of Infectious Diseases;1/1/2003, Vol. 187 Issue 1, p77 

    A comprehensive analysis of Staphylococcus aureus superantigen (SAG) genes was undertaken in isolates from a major hospital and compared with isolates from patients with toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis included recently discovered SAGs. Staphylococcal...

  • Genetic Studies on Staphylococcal Strains from Patients with Toxic Shock Syndrome. Kreiswirth, Barry N.; Novick, Richard P.; Schlievert, Patrick M.; Bergdoll, Merlin // Annals of Internal Medicine;Jun82 Part 2, Vol. 96 Issue 6, p974 

    Focuses on a study which identified and characterized the genetic determinants of the staphylococcal protein involved in the pathogenesis of toxic shock syndrome. Theoretical considerations; Background on Staphylococcal exotoxins; Suggestions on the nature of the strain.

  • Postoperative Staphylococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome Due to Pre-Existing Staphylococcal Infection: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Odom, Stephen R.; Stallard, John D.; Pacheco, Hector O.; Ho, Hoi // American Surgeon;Aug2001, Vol. 67 Issue 8, p745 

    Staphylococcal postoperative toxic shock syndrome (PTSS) has been associated with a variety of surgical procedures. It is generally believed that the source of infection is acquired at or near the time of surgery. PTSS has been specifically associated with nasal packing, insertion of hardware,...

  • Toxic shock and tampons.  // British Medical Journal;11/1/1980, Vol. 281 Issue 6249, p1161 

    Examines the association between toxic shock syndrome and use of tampons in Great Britain. Correlation between phage group II staphylococci and scalded skin syndrome; Pathogenic role of Staphylococcus aureus; Fetal illnesses associated with the use of tampons.

  • The toxic shock syndrome. Williams, Glyn R. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);4/14/90, Vol. 300 Issue 6730, p960 

    Focuses on the toxic shock syndrome. Absorption and dissemination of toxin; Development of acute clinical illness; Production of Staphylococcus aureus.

  • Do streptococci cause toxic shock?: Possibly. Sanderson, Philip // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/3/90, Vol. 301 Issue 6759, p1006 

    Examines the etiology of toxic shock syndrome. Diagnosis of a tampon disease; Contribution of Staphylococcus aureus on the development of the disease; Association between scarlet fever and toxin A.

  • Toxin and Enzyme Characterization of Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Patients With and Without Toxic Shock Syndrome. Schlievert, Patrick M.; Osterholm, Michael T.; Kelly, Julia A.; Nishimura, Russel D. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Jun82 Part 2, Vol. 96 Issue 6, p937 

    Deals with a study which determined toxin and enzyme presence in menstrual toxic shock syndrome caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Materials and methods; Results; Discussion.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics