• We treated a previously healthy young man who developed toxic shock syndrome 2 days after elective septoplasty with nonabsorbent latex packing. This case emphasizes that nonmenstrual wound-associated toxic shock syndrome can occur after surgery that does not involve absorbent splinting or packing and should be considered in patients who present within a few days after surgery with fever, sunburnlike rash, hypotension, and multisystem complaints and laboratory abnormalities.
(Arch Intern Med. 1990;150:2587-2588)
Allen ST, Liland JB, Nichols CG, Glew RH. Toxic Shock Syndrome Associated With Use of Latex Nasal Packing. Arch Intern Med. 1990;150(12):2587-2588. doi:10.1001/archinte.1990.00390230125020