toxic shock

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Noun1.toxic shock - syndrome resulting from a serious acute (sometimes fatal) infection associated with the presence of staphylococcustoxic shock - syndrome resulting from a serious acute (sometimes fatal) infection associated with the presence of staphylococcus; characterized by fever and diarrhea and nausea and diffuse erythema and shock; occurs especially in menstruating women using highly absorbent tampons
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
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The one-year-old suffered toxic shock syndrome on the island days after being given the all-clear at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.
If septicaemia is left untreated, the bacteria may produce toxins that cause toxic shock with low blood pressure and organs shutting down.
Her family had thought the 14-yearold was suffering from norovirus but now believe she died from an ultrarare infection called toxic shock syndrome - which affects just 40 people a year in the UK.
First described in 1978, toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a severe febrile illness now confirmed to be caused by exotoxin-producing strains of Staphyloccocus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes (1).
And Shay, who had contracted streptococcal septicaemia toxic shock, gave Fiona a bunch of flowers.
The survey probed women's knowledge about Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), a potentially fatal condition caused by a bacterial toxin.
A TEESSIDE mum is urging women to be more aware of the dangers of toxic shock syndrome 10 years after losing her teenage daughter to the condition.
Dear reader, TOXIC shock syndrome is a very rare condition in which a skin bacteria produces a toxin that can cause a huge drop in blood pressure and organ failure.
04am on July 11, 2007 as a result of the rare bacterial infection, Toxic Shock Syndrome and died at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
Mr Phillips, 31, died at Southampton General Hospital after developing toxic shock syndrome following a knee operation.
It provides rapid fragmentation to avoid the risk of infection and toxic shock syndrome.