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J R Soc Med. 1996 February; 89(2): 115P–116P.
PMCID: PMC1295678

The consequences of toxic shock syndrome in an 18-month-old boy with 20% scalds.


Toxic shock syndrome may complicate burns and scalds in young children. However, it can occur in the district general hospital setting, where early recognition of the prodromal features to facilitate early therapy will depend on the knowledge and training of paediatricians and casualty staff.

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