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Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome

Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome: Introduction

Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome: A very rare, potentially fatal infection caused by the bacterial toxins produced by Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes. The condition is often associated with tampon use but can originate from other sources. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome

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Causes of Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome

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Definitions of Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome:

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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