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Extreme Pyrexia and Rapid Death Due to <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> Infection: Analysis of 2 Cases

Aristides P. Assimacopoulos, Kristi L. Strandberg, Jessica H. Rotschafer and Patrick M Schlievert

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 48, issue 5, pages 612-614
Published in print March 2009 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2009 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/597009
Extreme Pyrexia and Rapid Death Due to Staphylococcus aureus Infection: Analysis of 2 Cases

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We describe unusual Staphylococcus aureus infections in 2 patients. The infections were characterized by extreme pyrexia and rapid death. Both causative organisms produced a deletion mutant form of toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 and variant enterotoxin C, which may have caused pyrexia and death.

Journal Article.  1869 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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