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What is Toxic Shock Syndrome?

What is Toxic Shock Syndrome?

  • Toxic Shock Syndrome: Severe immune reaction causing shock.
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome: syndrome characterized by high fever, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, and skin rash; almost all cases have been related to an infection with toxin-producing Staphylococcus aureus.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome: syndrome resulting from a serious acute (sometimes fatal) infection associated with the presence of staphylococcus; characterized by fever and diarrhea and nausea and diffuse erythema and shock; occurs especially in menstruating women using high-absorbency tampons.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Toxic Shock Syndrome: Introduction

Types of Toxic Shock Syndrome:

Broader types of Toxic Shock Syndrome:

How many people get Toxic Shock Syndrome?

Incidence (annual) of Toxic Shock Syndrome: 113 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999); 1-2 per 100,000 (DBMD)
Incidence Rate of Toxic Shock Syndrome: approx 1 in 2,407,079 or 0.00% or 112 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Toxic Shock Syndrome: In the United States, annual incidence is 1-2/100,000 women 15-44 years of age (last active surveillance done in 1987). (Source: excerpt from Toxic Shock Syndrome: DBMD)

Who gets Toxic Shock Syndrome?

Gender Profile for Toxic Shock Syndrome: Mostly in women (related to tampon use)

How serious is Toxic Shock Syndrome?

Complications of Toxic Shock Syndrome: see complications of Toxic Shock Syndrome

What causes Toxic Shock Syndrome?

Causes of Toxic Shock Syndrome: see causes of Toxic Shock Syndrome
Causes of Toxic Shock Syndrome: Staphylococcus aureus , a bacterium. (Source: excerpt from Toxic Shock Syndrome: DBMD) ... TSS has been associated with use of tampons and intravaginal contraceptive devices in women and occurs as a complication of skin abscesses or surgery. (Source: excerpt from Toxic Shock Syndrome: DBMD)
Risk factors for Toxic Shock Syndrome: see risk factors for Toxic Shock Syndrome

What are the symptoms of Toxic Shock Syndrome?

Symptoms of Toxic Shock Syndrome: see symptoms of Toxic Shock Syndrome

Complications of Toxic Shock Syndrome: see complications of Toxic Shock Syndrome

Can anyone else get Toxic Shock Syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Toxic Shock Syndrome

Toxic Shock Syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Toxic Shock Syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Toxic Shock Syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Toxic Shock Syndrome: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Toxic Shock Syndrome.
Treatments for Toxic Shock Syndrome: see treatments for Toxic Shock Syndrome
Prevention of Toxic Shock Syndrome: see prevention of Toxic Shock Syndrome
Research for Toxic Shock Syndrome: see research for Toxic Shock Syndrome

Name and Aliases of Toxic Shock Syndrome

Main name of condition: Toxic Shock Syndrome

Other names or spellings for Toxic Shock Syndrome:

TSS

Toxic shock, TSS
Source - WordNet 2.1

Toxic Shock Syndrome: Related Conditions

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