Toxic shock-like syndrome associated with staphylococcal enterocolitis in an HIV-infected man.

Donald P. Kotler, Uriel Sandkovsky, Patrick M. Schlievert, Emilia Mia Sordillo

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A human immunodeficiency virus-infected individual developed severe secretory diarrhea due to infection with Staphylococcus aureus. When octreotide therapy was initiated, a toxic shock-like syndrome developed that was associated with fever, multisystem organ damage, and ultimately, desquamation of the palms and soles. The isolate was methicillin susceptible and produced enterotoxins B and C. This is, to our knowledge, the first reported case of toxic shock syndrome to develop secondary to staphylococcal enterocolitis in an adult.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e121-123
JournalClinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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