toxic shock syndrome


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toxic shock syndrome

n.
An acute infection characterized by high fever, a sunburnlike rash, vomiting, and diarrhea, followed in severe cases by shock, that is caused by a toxin-producing strain of the common bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, occurring chiefly among menstruating females who use tampons.
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toxic shock syndrome

n
(Pathology) a potentially fatal condition, characterized by fever, stomachache, a painful rash, and a drop in blood pressure, that is caused by staphylococcal blood poisoning. In women it is most commonly caused by a retained tampon during menstruation
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tox′ic shock′ syn`drome


n.
a rapidly developing toxemia caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, occurring esp. in menstruating women using high-absorbency tampons.
[1975–80]
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Noun1.toxic shock syndrome - syndrome resulting from a serious acute (sometimes fatal) infection associated with the presence of staphylococcustoxic shock syndrome - 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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toxic shock syndrome

ntoxisches Schocksyndrom
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The syndrome can also be caused by group A Streptococcus (strep) bacteria. Possible signs and symptoms of toxic shock syndrome include sudden high fever, low blood pressure (hypotension), vomiting or diarrhea, rash resembling a sunburn, confusion, muscle aches, redness of eyes, mouth and throat, seizures, headaches, dizziness, fainting.
In the first 48 hours, children with signs of staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome (rash, fever, vomiting and diarrhoea) or ongoing tachycardia despite adequate pain control and resuscitation, would also be considered for testing.
His illness was managed clinically as toxic shock syndrome. He received inotropic support, mechanical ventilation, hemofiltration, and intravenous linezolid (600 mg every 12 h), intravenous clindamycin (1.2 g every 6 h), and 2 g/kg polyclonal IVIg (Privigen).
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