Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)

Jordyne Dixon Block 2 December 2, 2014

What is TSS? What causes it?

Toxic shock syndrome is a rare, life-threatening complication of certain types of bacterial infections. Often associated with the uses of the same tampon to long even though the types of tampons that usually cause TSS have been taken off the market. Since this has happened, less cases of TSS are due to tampons. Toxic Shock Syndrome is caused by a toxin released by a bacteria named staphylococcus.
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How do I know if I have TSS? If I have it how can I be treated?

Symptoms for TSS include fever,low blood pressure, vomiting or diarrhea, rash, headaches, muscle aches, redness of eyes mouth and throat, and seizure. To get a confirmation of diagnosis is done by isolation of baterica from a sterile site. The treatment for Toxic Shock Syndrome are many but two are antibiotics and surgery.
Toxic Shock Syndrome Medical Course

Who does TSS affect?

Toxic Shock Syndrome is mostly found in women; however, this condition can also affect men, children, and people of all ages.

Citing

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