Having already claimed more lives than the combined tolls of toxic-shock syndrome
and the Philadelphia outbreak of Legionnaire's disease, it is also, according to federal health officers, the most important new public health problem in the United States.
Similarly, the tampons responsible for toxic-shock syndrome
met all FDA regulations.
in Minnesota: results of an active-passive surveillance system.
The clinical manifestations of invasive disease in patients with clone B infection included sepsis, toxic-shock syndrome
, osteomyelitis, fasciitis, bacteremia, pyomyositis, pneumonia with empyema, deep visceral abscesses, and perirectal abscess with prostatitis; 1 patient in this group died.
Some strains produce additional exoproteins that may be responsible for particular clinical manifestations, including the staphylococcal enterotoxins, the toxic-shock syndrome
toxin-1, the exfoliative toxins, and the Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) (3).