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What is Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome?

What is Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome?

  • Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome: Toxic shock from streptococcal bacteria infection.

Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome: Introduction

Types of Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome:

Broader types of Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome:

How many people get Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome?

Incidence (annual) of Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome: 61 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
Incidence Rate of Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome: approx 1 in 4,459,016 or 0.00% or 61 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome: about 300 were STSS (Source: excerpt from Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Disease General: DBMD)

Who gets Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome?

Patient Profile for Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome: Adults 20-50, usually healthy adults.

Profile for Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome: The syndrome occurs most often in healthy adults between the ages of 20-50. (Source: excerpt from Group A Streptococcal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

What causes Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome?

Causes of Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome: see causes of Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome
Cause of Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome: Streptococcus bacterial infection often from a wound or bruise.
Causes of Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome: The source of streptococcus, when identified, is most often the site of a minor wound or bruise. (Source: excerpt from Group A Streptococcal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

What are the symptoms of Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome?

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

Can anyone else get Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome

Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome: Infectious Disease Specialist, Intensivist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome.
Treatments for Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome: see treatments for Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome
Research for Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome: see research for Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome

Society issues for Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome


Hospitalization statistics for Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome:

  • 0.012% (1,542) of hospital consultant episodes were for streptococcal septicaemia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64% of hospital consultant episodes for streptococcal septicaemia required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for streptococcal septicaemia were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for streptococcal septicaemia were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for streptococcal septicaemia required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 15.4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for streptococcal septicaemia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for streptococcal septicaemia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome

Main name of condition: Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome

Class of Condition for Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome: bacterial

Other names or spellings for Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome:

STSS

Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome: Related Conditions

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