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Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Dec 15;49(12):1893-6. doi: 10.1086/648441.

Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome erythroderma is associated with superantigenicity and hypersensitivity.

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Department of 1Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA.

Abstract

Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome (TSS) has rarely been reported without rash and desquamation. This study describes a patient who met all criteria for TSS except erythroderma and desquamation. The associated staphylococcal superantigen was enterotoxin B. We demonstrate that erythroderma depends on preexisting T cell hypersensitivity amplified by superantigenicity.

PMID:
19911998
PMCID:
PMC2787872
DOI:
10.1086/648441
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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