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Signs of Toxic Shock Syndrome

Symptoms of Toxic Shock Syndrome

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Toxic Shock Syndrome may include:

Note that Toxic Shock Syndrome symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Toxic Shock Syndrome signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Toxic Shock Syndrome:

Toxic Shock Syndrome: DBMD (Excerpt)

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) manifests by sudden onset of fever, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pains and rash. Hypotension and mucous membrane, multisystem involvement and later desquamation are features of the disease. (Source: excerpt from Toxic Shock Syndrome: DBMD)

Menstruation: NWHIC (Excerpt)

TSS is a rare but potentially deadly disease. The risk of TSS can be lessened or avoided by not using tampons, or by alternating between tampons and pads during your period. If you experience any of the following symptoms while you are menstruating and using tampons, you should contact your doctor immediately:

  • High fever that appears suddenly

  • Muscle aches

  • Diarrhea

  • Dizziness and/or fainting

  • Sunburn-like rash

  • Sore throat

  • Bloodshot eyes

(Source: excerpt from Menstruation: NWHIC)

More Symptoms of Toxic Shock Syndrome:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Toxic Shock Syndrome article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

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What are the signs of Toxic Shock Syndrome?

The phrase "signs of Toxic Shock Syndrome" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Toxic Shock Syndrome that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Toxic Shock Syndrome" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Toxic Shock Syndrome.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Toxic Shock Syndrome. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Toxic Shock Syndrome has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Toxic Shock Syndrome signs or Toxic Shock Syndrome symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Toxic Shock Syndrome may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Toxic Shock Syndrome symptoms.


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