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A 25-year-old female is brought to the emergency department with complaints of fever, malaise, nausea, and diarrhea. She is hypotensive and has a prominent maculopapular rash. She is currently in the middle of her menstrual period. Which of the following toxin-producing bacteria is most likely the cause of this patient’s symptoms?


A. Escherichia coli
B. Pseudomonas aeruginosa
C. Streptococcus pyogenes
D. Staphylococcus aureus
E. Staphylococcus epidermidis
 

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i think its staph aureus and shes suffering from toxic shock, because shes on her period, so she probably left her tampon in too long, so now its infected
 

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i think its staph aureus and shes suffering from toxic shock, because shes on her period, so she probably left her tampon in too long, so now its infected
yeah i agree. that's the first thing that came to my mind. every time i come across this scenario i immediately remember one of the episodes i saw on Dr. House. :p
 
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