Toxic shock syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a potentially fatal illness caused by a bacterial toxin. Different bacterial toxins may cause toxic shock syndrome, depending on the situation. The causative bacteria include Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. Streptococcal TSS is sometimes referred to as toxic shock-like syndrome (TSLS) or streptococca
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Toxic shock syndrome

a life-threatening condition caused by a staphylococci toxin
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Toxic shock syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome: A grave condition occurring predominantly in menstruating women using tampons, toxic shock is characterized by a highly toxic state (with sudden high fever, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aching) followed by low blood pressure (hypotension) which can lead to shock (and death). There may be a rash resembling sunburn with peeling of
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toxic shock syndrome

Endotoxic shock caused by bacterial contamination of tampons; toxin responsible is produced by some strains of Staphylococcus aureus .
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toxic shock syndrome

<syndrome> A blood-borne bacterial infection caused by the genus Staphylococcus. Usually effects menstruating females under the age of thirty and was associated in the past with the use of a particular type of tampon (no longer used). ... Common symptoms include: fever, chills, vomiting, sore throat, headache and decreased urine output. Progr
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toxic shock syndrome

a severe illness caused by a bacterial infection, characterized by high fever of sudden onset, vomiting, diarrhea, and myalgia, followed by hypotension and, in severe cases, shock. A sunburnlike rash with peeling of the skin, especially of the palms and soles, occurs during the acute phase. It was originally observed almo...
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toxic shock syndrome

inflammatory disease characterized by high fever, headache, diarrhea, vomiting, irritability, sore throat, and rash. Abdominal tenderness, severe ... [1 related articles]
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Toxic Shock Syndrome

Sudden onset of high fever, muscle ache, vomiting, diarrhea, and a rash on the palms and soles, followed by low body temperature, low blood pressure, and shock. Multiple organ dysfunction is common and may involve the kidneys, liver and central nervous system. The condition is caused by infection with toxin-producing strains of Staphylococcus, su..
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toxic shock syndrome

toxic shock syndrome (TSS). acute, sometimes fatal, disease characterized by high fever, nausea, diarrhea, lethargy, blotchy rash, and sudden drop in blood pressure. It is caused by Staphylococcus aureus, an exotoxin-producing bacteria (see toxin). Toxic shock was initially identified among menstrua...
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toxic shock syndrome

(TSS) Type: Term Definitions: 1. infection with toxin-producing staphylococci, occurring most often in the vagina of menstruating women using superabsorbent tampons but also prevalent in many soft tissue infections and characterized by high fever, vomiting, diarrhea, a scarlatiniform rash followed by desquamation, and decreasing ...
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toxic shock syndrome

(TSS) Type: Term Definitions: 1. infection with toxin-producing staphylococci, occurring most often in the vagina of menstruating women using superabsorbent tampons but also prevalent in many soft tissue infections and characterized by high fever, vomiting, diarrhea, a scarlatiniform rash followed by desquamation, and decreasing ...
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toxic shock syndrome

Rare condition marked by rapid onset of fever, vomiting, and low blood pressure, sometimes leading to death. It is caused by a toxin of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, normally harmlessly present in the body. It is seen most often in young women using tampons during menstruation
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