Paediatrics Publications

Title

A confirmed case of toxic shock syndrome associated with the use of a menstrual cup

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2015

Journal

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Volume

26

Issue

4

First Page

218

Last Page

220

URL with Digital Object Identifier

10.1155/2015/560959

Abstract

Menstrual cups have been reported to be an acceptable substitute for tampons. These flexible cups have also been reported to provide a sustainable solution to menstrual management, with modest cost savings and no significant health risk. The present article documents the first case of toxic shock syndrome associated with the use of a menstrual cup in a woman 37 years of age, using a menstrual cup for the first time. Toxic shock syndrome and the literature on menstrual cups is reviewed and a possible mechanism for the development of toxic shock syndrome in the patient is described.

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