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  • Staphylococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome

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    Staphylococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome

    Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome causes a diffuse erythematous rash. Late in the course of the disease, the rash desquamates, especially on the palms and soles.

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