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Toxic shock syndrome

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Introduction
Find everything you need to know about Toxic Shock Syndrome including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, with links to other useful resources.
Symptoms of toxic shock syndrome
The symptoms of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) normally begin with a sudden high fever (body temperature rises above 38°C/100.4°F). Other symptoms then rapidly
Causes of toxic shock syndrome
Despite being studied for over 20 years, not much is understood about toxic shock syndrome (TSS).The bacteria involved in TSS, Staphylococcus aureus and
Diagnosing toxic shock syndrome
There is no single test for toxic shock syndrome (TSS). The condition is diagnosed by looking for the typical symptoms and checking for evidence of organ
Treating toxic shock syndrome
There are two important goals in the treatment of toxic shock syndrome (TSS): fighting the infection supporting any functions of the body that have been
Preventing toxic shock syndrome
Prompt and thorough treatment of wounds on the body can help to prevent infection and any risk of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) occuring. For advice about how to