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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Summary: Toxic Shock syndrome is a rare life threatening disease caused by staphylococcal or streptococcal exotoxins.
The author traces the social history of tampon-related toxic shock syndrome from the perspectives of technology and bacteria, medicine and epidemiology, communication and journalism, law and litigation, and policy and politics, showing how different professionals and organizations had different conceptualizations, approaches, methods, assumptions, and reactions to the health crisis.
In 2017, model Lauren Wasser issued a warning after losing her right leg to a deadly bacterial infection caused by a tampon. Wasser was diagnosed with Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) in 2012 when she was 24 years old.
Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is characterized by high fever, erythematous rash with subsequent desquamation of the skin, shock, and multiple organ involvement and was first reported by Todd et al.
Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) was defined in 1993 as the isolation of group A Streptococcus (GAS) with parameters indicative of multiorgan dysfunction (1).
Reuben Harvey-Smith developed toxic shock syndrome after scorching himself on an iron.
Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) is an acute, toxin-mediated febrile illness that rapidly leads to multiple organ dysfunction syndromes, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune and inflammatory disease.
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.
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 Dr Cath, A PAL told me not to use tampons because of toxic shock. What is it?
She had a heart attack at 6.04am on July 11, 2007 as a result of the rare bacterial infection, Toxic Shock Syndrome and died at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.