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Delayed Toxic Shock Syndrome After Functional Endonasal Sinus Surgery

by admin on October 21, 2011

About Dr. Rande Lazar

Dr. Rande Lazar is an Otolaryngologist located in Memphis, TN and also the founder of Otolaryngology Consultants, an ear, nose, and throat practice based out of Memphis. Though his primary focus is children, he treats adult patients for ear, nose, and throat disorders as well. Dr. Rande Lazar has a wide array of experience in many areas of otolaryngology, including treatment for sinus infections, respiratory infections, tonsil infections, ear infections, throat infections, and sleep disorders. He is also experienced in pediatric hearing and larynx (voice box) problems, as well as many other problems affecting the head and neck. Dr. Lazar is also an experienced surgeon for both pediatric and adult sleep and sinus disorders.

Article Abstract:

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is an uncommon, severe, multisystem illness that may follow any surgical procedure. It usually occurs in the immediate postoperative period and is manifested by the sudden onset of high fever and a variety of other signs and symptoms. The reported incidence of TSS after nasal surgery is 16 cases per 100,000 patients. We report five unusual cases of delayed TSS that occurred after functional endonasal sinus surgery in which no packing was used. Toxic shock syndrome developed in three children and two adults 5 days to 5 weeks postoperatively.  All patients were treated successfully with no sequelae. The pathophysiologic features, clinical manifestations, and treatment of TSS are described in detail.

Read the entire article as a PDF: Delayed Toxic Shock Syndrome After Functional Endonasal Sinus Surgery

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