toxic shock syndrome


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Related to toxic shock syndrome: Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome
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Synonyms for toxic shock syndrome

syndrome resulting from a serious acute (sometimes fatal) infection associated with the presence of staphylococcus

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Defining the group A streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.
A case of fatal staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) in a patient with SLE is rarely reported previously, perhaps such patients are often treated empirically with antibiotics at the earliest sign of sepsis.
Generally speaking, it is accepted knowledge that leaving a tampon in for too long can cause toxic shock syndrome.
There seems to be an individual tendency to toxic shock syndrome as it can return to women who've had it before.
The facts about toxic shock TOXIC shock syndrome develops when the common bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, produce a toxin which is absorbed into the bloodstream.
On day 20, the toxic shock syndrome toxin assay (TSST) was reported positive for toxin B, and the mesh was removed.
The cause of death given by the pathologist was toxic shock syndrome.
Empiric therapy for patients suspected of having postpartum or postabortion toxic shock syndrome should include antimicrobials with anaerobic activity against Clostridium species.
When people are weak or run down, it can cause problems such as boils and abscesses plus impetigo, septic wounds, heart-valve infections, food poisoning and toxic shock syndrome.
But Mr Mott said the pair failed to diagnose that Mr Phillips was suffering a rare condition called toxic shock syndrome - a type of blood poisoning.
Japanese women like organic, like buying online and also seem better versed than New Zealand and Australian women on the links between bleached tampons and health risks such as cervical cancer and toxic shock syndrome," MacDonald says.
Left untreated, these infections can lead to life threatening diseases including invasive faciitis ("flesh eating disease"), rheumatic fever and toxic shock syndrome.
Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (a form of canine streptococcus bacteria that causes the "flesh-eating" disease in humans) has struck
In addition to meningococcal disease, these life-threatening rashes are Rocky Mountain spotted fever, staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome, and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.
by a woman who developed Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) in 1994 after use of a tampon.