Toxic shock syndrome as a complication of breast prostheses

Ilena Rose ilena at
Wed Dec 18 14:15:15 EST 1996

Toxic shock syndrome as a complication of breast

Plast Reconstr Surg Vol. 96 no. 7 pp. 1702-8 

DATE: 1995 Dec 


A case of a 21-year-old woman who developed toxic shock syndrome 6 days after
augmentation mammaplasty with saline breast implants is reported. The
infecting organism was S. aureus that was toxic shock syndrome exotoxin
1-negative and staphylococcal endotoxin B-positive. The causes and etiology of
this rare postoperative complication are discussed. 

Poblete JV Rodgers JA Wolfort FG 

Number of references: 54 

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, New England Deaconess Hospital,
Boston, Mass, USA. 
1995 960822

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