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Toxic shock-like syndrome associated with Bartholin's gland abscess: Case report

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      Abstract

      Herein is the first reported case of bartholinitis complicated by toxic shock-like syndrome. Streptococcal exotoxin is implicated in this case of nonmenstrual toxic shock-like syndrome, which is an increasingly recognized manifestation of streptococcal infection. Further surveillance, investigation, and reporting of streptococcal toxic shock-like syndrome are recommended. (Am J Obstet Gynecol 1989;160:1073-4.) Key words: Toxic shock-like syndrome, bartholinitis, group A R-hemolytic streptococcal exotoxin
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