Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome presenting as acute respiratory distress and cor pulmonale

S A Zaki, P Shanbag, V Chavan, P Shenoy
Annals of Tropical Paediatrics 2010, 30 (1): 77-81
We describe a 7-year-old boy with staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome who presented with acute respiratory distress and cor pulmonale. We wish to highlight this unusual presentation as the diagnosis of toxic shock syndrome depends chiefly on a high degree of clinical suspicion. Early diagnosis and prompt institution of appropriate therapy will significantly reduce morbidity and mortality.

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