Toxic shock syndrome in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus

Can Med Assoc J. 1983 Dec 1;129(11):1201-2.


A case is presented of toxic shock syndrome in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. Toxic shock syndrome is rarely reported in patients who are immunosuppressed, perhaps because such patients are often treated vigorously with antibiotics at the earliest sign of infection. The association in this case may have been coincidental.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppression Therapy / adverse effects
  • Intrauterine Devices
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / drug therapy
  • Prednisone / adverse effects
  • Shock, Septic / complications*
  • Shock, Septic / drug therapy
  • Shock, Septic / immunology
  • Syndrome


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Prednisone