Food poisoning due to a TSST1-producing Staphylococcus aureus

IDCases. 2021 Sep 1;26:e01272. doi: 10.1016/j.idcr.2021.e01272. eCollection 2021.


Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is a very rare and severe complication of Staphylococcus aureus infections. However, bacteremia is very uncommon in this disease. We present here the case of a healthy 15-year old boy who presented septic shock and diffuse exanthema four hours after eating in a fast food restaurant. Blood cultures were positive for a TSST-1 producing Staphylococcus aureus. The patient was treated with antibiotics and fully recovered.

PMID:34584843 | PMC:PMC8455654 | DOI:10.1016/j.idcr.2021.e01272