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What is Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome?

What is Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome?

  • 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.

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

Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome: Introduction

Types of Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome:

Broader types of Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome:

How serious is Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome?

Complications of Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome: see complications of Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome

What causes Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome?

Causes of Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome: see causes of Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome

What are the symptoms of Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome?

Symptoms of Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome: see symptoms of Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome

Complications of Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome: see complications of Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome

Can anyone else get Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome

Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome: Infectious Disease Specialist, Internist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome.
Treatments for Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome: see treatments for Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome
Research for Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome: see research for Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome

Name and Aliases of Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome

Main name of condition: Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome

Other names or spellings for Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome:

toxic shock syndrome

Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome:

 

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