Toxic Shock Syndrome Causes

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8 hours ago Also known as: TSSMedically reviewed byDr. Rakshith BharadwajMD, Internal MedicineView full profile onLinkedIn

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  • The condition is caused due to bacterial toxins from Streptococcus or Staphylococcus infection. Bacteria usually enter the body through openings in the skin such as wounds or cuts.
  • The risk factors include:
  • Open skin wound
  • Having had recent surgery
  • Using superabsorbent tampons or contraceptive sponges
  • Viral infection like flu or chicken pox
  • Recent childbirth
  • Using nasal packing to treat nosebleed
  • Immunosuppression

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3 hours ago It causes your body to release toxins that can cause organ failure or death. Once thought to be solely related to tampon use, we now know that anyone of any age can get toxic shock

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4 hours ago Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare but serious condition caused by a bacterial infection. Understand its causes, symptoms, and treatment.

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7 hours ago Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a cluster of symptoms that involves many systems of the body. Certain bacterial infections release toxins into the bloodstream, which then spreads the toxins …

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5 hours ago Nov 17, 2021 · Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is an acute-onset illness characterized by fever, hypotension, sunburn-like rash, and end-organ damage. TSS was classically associated with …

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Just Now Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is a rare acute multisystemic disease caused by toxins (such as “toxic shock syndrome toxin-1” [TSST-1], enterotoxin B, enterotoxin C) produced by certain …

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4 hours ago Apr 24, 2020 · Toxic shock syndrome is a medical emergency. Though many of these signs and symptoms could be due to another illness (such as the flu), it’s critical to contact your doctor if …

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2 hours ago Toxic shock syndrome is caused by two types of bacteria : Staphylococcus aureus (often called staph) Streptococcus pyogenes (often called strep) Most cases are related to staph bacteria. …

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7 hours ago Oct 15, 2021 · What Is Toxic Shock Syndrome? "Toxic shock syndrome is a bacterial infection that can cause severe illness due to toxins that enter the bloodstream and lead to …

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4 hours ago Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) is a disease defined as an infection with Streptococcus pyogenes accompanied by sudden onset of shock, organ failure, and …

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8 hours ago Mar 08, 2017 · Toxic shock syndrome is a potentially fatal infection that mainly affects menstruating women using tampons, but anyone can develop it. Find out more.

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1 hours ago Jul 18, 2022 · 2. Flu-like symptoms. A fever caused by TSS is typically accompanied by severe muscle aches, fatigue, chills, sore throat, cough, and headaches. It can be tough to …

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3 hours ago Mar 05, 2016 · Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare and potentially life threatening disease that involves fever, shock and problems with several body organs. Some recent cases have …

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6 hours ago Toxic shock syndrome is a rare but serious illness caused by bacteria. Toxic shock syndrome usually affects people who are menstruating, people using barrier contraceptives, and people …

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1 hours ago Causes of toxic shock syndrome. Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is caused by either staphylococcus or streptococcus bacteria. These bacteria normally live on the skin and in the …

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4 hours ago Dec 18, 2020 · Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare and potentially life-threatening complication of a bacterial infection. It develops when toxins from bacteria, such as …

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4 hours ago Nov 08, 2021 · Bacterial toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a potentially fatal, acute disease characterized by a sudden onset of high fever along with nausea, myalgia, vomiting and …

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How long does until toxic shock syndrome kill you?

People who survive toxic shock syndrome usually improve within 48 hours and can be discharged from the hospital within one week. Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome: Less than 5% of women with toxic shock syndrome caused by S. aureus (including menstrual related) die.

What are the long term effects of toxic shock syndrome?

Toxic shock syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic trend www.mayoclinic.org. A sudden high fever Low blood pressure Vomiting or diarrhea A rash resembling a sunburn, particularly on your palms and soles Confusion Muscle aches Redness of your eyes, mouth and throat Seizures Headaches When to see a doctor Call your doctor immediately if you have signs or symptoms of toxic shock syndrome.

How to tell if you have toxic shock syndrome?

They vary from person to person but the most common symptoms include:

  • A high temperature
  • General flu-like symptoms, including a headache, body aches, sore throat, cough and feeling cold
  • Feeling sick or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Aching muscles
  • A sunburn-like rash, that may peel and flake
  • Dizziness or feeling faint
  • Respiratory distress and difficulty breathing
  • Confusion, listlessness and tiredness

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How do I know if I have toxic shock syndrome?

  • Liver failure (yellowing of the skin, eyes, nausea, vomiting)
  • Kidney failure (fatigue, weakness, muscle cramps, swelling, difficulty urinating)
  • Heart failure (palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness)
  • Loss of consciousness

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