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.
- Toxic shock syndrome
- taphylococcus aureus
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Infectious Diseases