Neonatal Toxic Shock

Neonatal toxic shock is a cutaneous condition which is characterized by a generalized diffuse macular erythema or morbilliform eruption with confluence. It is caused by TSS toxin-1 produced predominantly by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). It is manifested by sudden onset of fever, chills, hypotension, and rash.

 

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