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Two Cases of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) in Infants

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1994;37(6):861-871.
Published online June 15, 1994.
Two Cases of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) in Infants
Jin Kil Park, Hong Ju Choi, Hee Tag Im, Jae Sam Kim, Hyo Kyung Shin, Chul Ho Koo
Department of Pediatrics, Pusan Adventist Hospital, Pusan, Korea
영아에서 발생한 독성 쇽 증후군 2례
박진길, 최홍주, 임희택, 김재삼, 신효경, 구철회
부산위생병원 소아과
Much has been learned of the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of the toxic shock syndrome (TSS) sinde the initial description in 1978 by Dr. James K, Todd. The clinical illness in defined by the criteria listed in the case definition formulated for epidemiologic studies. With the advent of widespread recognition of TSS, there have been numerous published reports describing the clinical and laboratory findings, primarily in menstrating females. And there have been also reported about six cases in Korea. Moreover, TSS is uncommon in the prepubertal age group and no case report in infant in Korea. We experienced two cases of TSS in infants aged 1 1/2 yrs and 9 months associated with respiratory infection-pneumonia, pyopneumothorax and localized skin abscess that were confused with Kawasaki disease (KD). The diagnosis was made on the basis of clinical features and laboratory findings, and the cases met the Centers of Disease Control case definition of TSS. And thus we report these cases and review related literatures.
Key Words: Toxic shock syndrome (TSS), Infants

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