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

Mitchell MA, Bisch S, Arntfield S, Hosseini-Moghaddam SM - Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol (2015 Jul-Aug)

Bottom Line: 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.Abstract available from the publisher.

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Affiliation: Department of Medicine;

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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Mentions: Ten days before her presentation, she began using The DivaCup (Diva International Inc, USA), a brand of menstrual cup for menstrual blood collection (Figure 1). She used appropriate hygiene when handling and changing the cup, but retrospectively reported causing a small abrasion during one of her initial insertions. Her subsequent menses became heavier and longer than normal. By day 7, she noticed an episode of black vaginal discharge followed two days later by yellow purulent discharge along with subjective fevers, at which point she stopped using the menstrual cup. She presented to the emergency department the following day, after continuing to feel unwell.


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

Mitchell MA, Bisch S, Arntfield S, Hosseini-Moghaddam SM - Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol (2015 Jul-Aug)

The DivaCup (Diva International Inc, USA) (a brand of menstrual cup)
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4556184&req=5

f1-jidmm-26-218: The DivaCup (Diva International Inc, USA) (a brand of menstrual cup)
Mentions: Ten days before her presentation, she began using The DivaCup (Diva International Inc, USA), a brand of menstrual cup for menstrual blood collection (Figure 1). She used appropriate hygiene when handling and changing the cup, but retrospectively reported causing a small abrasion during one of her initial insertions. Her subsequent menses became heavier and longer than normal. By day 7, she noticed an episode of black vaginal discharge followed two days later by yellow purulent discharge along with subjective fevers, at which point she stopped using the menstrual cup. She presented to the emergency department the following day, after continuing to feel unwell.

Bottom Line: 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.Abstract available from the publisher.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Medicine;

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.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus