Rash to Remember: Toxic Shock

11 Dec

A few pearls to help distinguish the badness of toxic shock syndrome from just any old rash

-involves skin and mucous membranes

-macular, resembles a sunburn

-involves the palms and soles

-more severe cases develop vesicles and bullae

-non-pitting edema due to increases in interstitial fluid

-late onset (1-3 weeks) develops into a pruritic maculopapular rash with desquamation of the palms and soles


Source: uptodate.com


Submitted by K. Estes


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