Toxic shock syndrome developed after scalding with water
Ugeskr Læger 2012;174(36):2083-2084
Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a potentially lethal condition most often caused by Staphylococcus aureus . The diagnostic criteria for TSS are high fever, hypotension, rash, desquamation 1-2 weeks after onset of illness, and involvement of three or more organ systems. Most patients are young menstruating women, and most burn patients with TSS are children.
A 66-year-old woman was scalded with water and developed TSS four days later. She was admitted to an intensive care unit where she received adequate treatment. She was discharged after 15 days in hospital.