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What causes toxic shock syndrome?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Toxic shock syndrome: Toxic Shock Syndrome is most often associated with bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus or group A streptococcus.
Answered on Oct 12, 2015

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