Toxic Shock Syndrome (cont.)
- If the source of the infection is a tampon or other packing, removal of the tampon or packing is usually sufficient, and surgery is not necessary.
- If the source of the infection is in the skin, often no surgery is required. However, some instances arise when surgery is necessary to fully expose and drain a skin infection.
- If the infection is found to be in deeper tissues, extensive surgery is often necessary to remove the infected and dead tissue (called debridement).
Joseph S Bushra, MD, FAAEM
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