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March 1983

Chemical Face Peel Complicated by Toxic Shock Syndrome: A Case Report

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine (Drs Dmytryshyn, Gribble, and Kassen) and the Division of Infectious Disease (Dr Gribble), University of British Columbia, Vancouver; and Shaughnessy Hospital, Vancouver (Drs Dmytryshyn, Gribble, and Kassen).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1983;109(3):170-171. doi:10.1001/archotol.1983.00800170036009

• Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a newly recognized disease with serious morbidity and mortality that occurs primarily in healthy, menstruating women who use tampons. Cases have also occurred in men who have focal staphylococcal infections. We saw a patient who had staphylococcal pyoderma and TSS complicating a full-face chemical peel in a transsexual male.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1983;109:170-171)

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