Toxic shock

What is Toxic shock?

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a potentially fatal illness caused by a bacterial toxin. Different bacterial toxins may cause toxic shock syndrome, depending on the situation. The causative bacteria include Staphylococcus aureus, where TSS is caused by enterotoxin type B or TSST-1, and Streptococcus pyogenes, where it is caused by streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxins. Streptococcal TSS is sometimes referred to as toxic shock-like syndrome (TSLS) or streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS).

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i got toxic shock from using tampons a couple months ago and just used 1 today and started to flip out and not feel well... as soon as i took it...

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Hello tinas.playgirlz.
I am sorry to hear of your toxic shock. Normally, toxic shock occurs after wearing tampons for too long. Your experience...

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i had a ct scan and it said i have a few spots of infiltrates on upper right lung. I had a really bad experience two months ago, in which someone...

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