Toxic shock and Down syndromes in a dental patient: a case report and review of the literature
Navazesh, M.; Mulligan, R.; Sobel, S.
Special Care in Dentistry Official Publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry 14(6): 246-251
ISSN/ISBN: 0275-1879 PMID: 7754462 Accession: 044826986
A literature review of Toxic Shock Syndrome is presented, including epidemiology, etiology, signs, symptoms and management, and its relationship to infection susceptibility in the Down Syndrome patient. A case of a Down Syndrome patient with Toxic Shock Syndrome is described, and the role of odontogenic infection is discussed.