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Nonmenstrual Toxic Shock Syndrome Due to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Andrews, Janet I. MD; Shamshirsaz, Alireza A. MD; Diekema, Daniel J. MD

doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e3181866468
In the Trenches

Postpartum mastitis was associated with toxic shock and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

From University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa.

Dr. Shamshirsaz is a fourth-year resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Iowa. Dr. Andrews is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Iowa. Dr. Diekema is a Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pathology at the University of Iowa.

Address correspondence to Consultant Editor for Clinical Case Series: Ingrid Nygaard, MD, MS, University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 30 North 1900 East, Room 2B200, Salt Lake City, UT 84132; e-mail:

Financial Disclosure The authors have no potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2008 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists