Case of the Month #33 Toxic Shock Syndrome

Published 12/08/2022


Best Practice BMJ: Toxic Shock Syndrome 

Bromley M, Marsh S, Layton A. Life-threatening skin conditions presenting to critical care. BJA Educ 2021;21(10): 376-383. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Toxic shock syndrome (other than streptococcal) (TSS) 2011 case definition. 2011. Available from: 

Stevens DL, Bryant AE. Severe Group A Streptococcal Infections. In: Ferretti JJ, Stevens DL, Fischetti VA, editors. Streptococcus pyogenes: Basic Biology to Clinical Manifestations [Internet]. Oklahoma City (OK): University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; 2016. Available from: 

The Working Group on Severe Streptococcal Infections. Defining the group A streptococcal toxic shock syndrome: rationale and consensus definition. JAMA 1993;269(3): 390–391.