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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hong Kong : Suspected case of scarlet fever with toxic shock syndrome

Via Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection :

" The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is investigating a suspected case of scarlet fever complicated with toxic shock syndrome involving a 7-year-old boy.

The boy developed skin rash since October 31 and fever since November 3. He was admitted to paediatric ward of Tsuen Wan Adventist Hospital on November 4 and was transferred to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit of Princess Margaret Hospital today. His clinical diagnosis was scarlet fever complicated with toxic shock syndrome. He is now in stable condition.

Results of the patient's throat swab and blood culture are pending.

The CHP's investigation revealed that the patient has no recent travel history. His home contacts are asymptomatic.

Investigation continues."

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