Menstrual Cup-Associated Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Christian Neumann
    Joint Medical Service (Germany), Department of Internal Medicine, Military Hospital Ulm, Ulm, Germany
  • Rene Kaiser
    Joint Medical Service (Germany), Department of Internal Medicine, Military Hospital Ulm, Ulm, Germany
  • Judith Bauer
    Joint Medical Service (Germany), Department of Internal Medicine, Military Hospital Ulm, Ulm, Germany

Keywords

Menstrual cup, menstrual toxic shock syndrome

Abstract

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare inflammatory response syndrome associated with an infection by toxigenic strains of Staphylococcus aureus or group A ?-haemolytic Streptococcus. We report a rare case of menstrual TSS associated with usage of a menstrual cup. The diagnosis was established through case definition criteria and supported by vaginal cultural growth of Staphylococcus aureus with evidence of TSS toxin 1 (TSST-1). The patient received prophylactic intravaginal clindamycin in an individual approach to reduce the risk of recurrence. No relapse was reported in the 12 months following discharge.

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    Published: 2020-07-22
    Issue: 2020: Vol 7 No 10 (view)


    How to cite:
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    Neumann C, Kaiser R, Bauer J. Menstrual Cup-Associated Toxic Shock Syndrome. EJCRIM 2020;7 doi:10.12890/2020_001825.