Author(s): Rostad CA, Philipsborn RP, Berkowitz FE
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Abstract A neonate and his mother presented with fever and erythroderma. The mother met full diagnostic criteria for staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome, whereas the neonate lacked hypotension and multiorgan dysfunction. A wound culture from the neonate's circumcision site grew methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus containing the tst gene. This provides evidence of the first reported case of toxic shock syndrome caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a mother-newborn pair.
This article was published in Pediatr Infect Dis J
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics