Philip L. Hooper, MD
To the Editor: Estrogen administration may play a role in the treatment of the toxic shock syndrome. I recently treated a woman with the toxic shock syndrome who did not respond to conventional therapy until her menstrual period was stopped with an injection of estrogen.
A 34 year-old white woman presented with a 3-day history of myalgias, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and weakness. Her menstrual period had started 4 days before admission; she used a hyperabsorbent tampon and changed it every 8 hours. Her blood pressure was 60/0 and temperature was 39.5 0C. She had diffuse lower abdominal pain, tender cervix
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Hooper PL. Toxic Shock Syndrome and Estrogen Therapy. Ann Intern Med. 1989;111:263-264. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-111-3-263_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(3):263-264.
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