Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome due to umbilical piercing

Natalie E. Rigelman-Hedberg, Kara A. Bjur, Ritu Banerjee, Philip R. Fischer

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Abstract

Staphylococcus aureus is a ubiquitous pathogen responsible for a wide range of pathology, including toxic shock syndrome (TSS). We report a rare case of TSS in an otherwise healthy 16-year-old female with recent history of cellulitis at the site of umbilical piercing. The described case is an important reminder for physicians to consider TSS in the differential diagnosis of septic-appearing patients, including those with history of cutaneous infections near body piercing sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-403
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 28 2010

Keywords

  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • piercing
  • taphylococcus aureus
  • umbilicus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Rigelman-Hedberg, N. E., Bjur, K. A., Banerjee, R., & Fischer, P. R. (2010). Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome due to umbilical piercing. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 5(4), 401-403. https://doi.org/10.3233/JPI-2010-0277