KATHRYN N. SHANDS, M.D.; BRUCE B. DAN, M.D.; GEORGE P. SCHMID, M.D.
Nature, in the production of disease, is uniform and consistent, so much so that for the same disease in different persons the symptoms are for the most part the same—Thomas Sydenham
A little more than a year has passed since Andrew Dean, the Minnesota State Epidemiologist, first notified the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) of five cases of an unusual illness that had occurred in previously healthy young women in his state. Dr. Dean recognized this illness as the same disease described by Todd and associates in a 1978 Lancet article, "Toxic-Shock Syndrome Associated with Phage Group I Staphylococci" (1).
SHANDS KN, DAN BB, SCHMID GP. Toxic Shock Syndrome: The Emerging Picture. Ann Intern Med. ;94:264–266. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-2-264
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(2):264-266.
Multi-Organ Failure and Sepsis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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