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How common is tss (toxic shock syndrome)?

How common is tss (toxic shock syndrome)?

Toxic shock syndrome: Still occurs but it has become quite uncommon. I have seen 2 cases in the past 10 years. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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Are sepsis and toxic shock syndrome the same?

Are sepsis and toxic shock syndrome the same?

Not exactly: Toxic shock syndrome is one form of severe sepsis associated with staphyloccus superantigen; it goes beyond mere sepsis and septic shock in that the bacterial toxin results in direct injury rather than simply inciting the bodies immune system to go beyond the call of duty. Wikipedia's page: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/toxic_shock_syndrome is a reasonable lay description of tss. ...Read more

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What is the duration of toxic shock syndrome?

What is the duration of toxic shock syndrome?

That condition is: Extremely uncommon now a days, please consult with your gyn and if u are at risk or have had it then u should also have an infectious disease doctor also, I have had many pts leave tampons in too long and I have not seen a case of that in over 25 yrs , you would be more at risk if u are immunocompromised. ...Read more

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Symptoms of toxic shock syndrome?

Toxic Shock: This is a very serious illness -- more information can be read here: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001676/. ...Read more

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What is toxic shock syndrome?

What is toxic shock syndrome?

TSS: High fever, vomiting, diarrhea, mental changes and rash, often on extremities and face. This progresses to shock and may be fatal, it is generally due to toxin production by either staph or strep. There were a series of cases associated with tampon use in the 1980's which rapidly tapered off with changes in the make-up of the vaginal inserts. Not a very common syndrome, but quite severe. ...Read more

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How concerning is this toxic shock syndrome?

Very serious: Usually fever, very high >102, rigors (not just chills like the flu), low blood pressure, low urine output. It progresses rapidly and can be life-threatening. It can come from an infection in the vagina that gets into the pelvis or from a rapidly spreading skin or soft tissue infection, that is extremely painful-not just a bit painful. Seek attention immediately. ...Read more

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How can toxic shock syndrome be prevented?

Avoid some tampons: Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome is a very serious/ lethal condition caused by a very potent toxin (tsst-1) produced by some strains of staphylococcus aureus. In women it is best prevented by avoiding high absorbable tampons. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of toxic shock syndrome?

Very sick: Usually fever, very high >102, rigors (not just chills like the flu), low blood pressure, low urine output. It progresses rapidly and can be life-threatening. It can come from an infection in the vagina that gets into the pelvis or from a rapidly spreading skin or soft tissue infection, that is extremely painful-not just a bit painful. Seek attention immediately. ...Read more

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What is the early signs of toxic shock syndrone?

What is the early signs of toxic shock syndrone?

Cill, fever ? pain: It starts as any bacterial infection but enters the blood stream rapidly. U are sick changing rapidly 4 the worse. Without IV antibiotics fast, you get 2 a stage of toxic shock and vital organs begin 2 shut down and death follows. So with any rapidly changing chill, fever, body aches that r increasing by the minutes 2 an hour, head 2 an er. ...Read more

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What bacteria are commonly associated with toxic shock syndrome?

What bacteria are commonly associated with toxic shock syndrome?

See below: Tss is a group a streptococcal infection or staphylococcus aureus infection or colonization associated with the sudden onset of shock and organ failure. In streptococcal tss soft tissue infection is the most common portal of entry. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of toxic shock syndrome?

Fever, rash: Signs/symptoms of toxic shock include: fever (> 38.9 c/102 f), diffuse rash, low blood pressure, vomiting and/or diarrhea, muscle pain, kidney failure, jaundice, and confusion/disorientation. Toxic shock is a very serious problem and requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Why does a heroin overdose cause acute respiratory distress syndrome (ards)?

Why does a heroin overdose cause acute respiratory distress syndrome (ards)?

Possible: Vomiting and aspiration can cause ARDS and is the most frequent cause in heroin od. Sometimes direct toxicity from adulterants in heroin can cause an acute lung injury. ...Read more

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What exactly is streptococcal toxic shock syndrome?

See below: It is a group a streptococcal infection associated with the sudden onset of shock and organ failure. N soft tissue infection is the most common portal of entry. Streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis is common. ...Read more

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Can men get toxic shock syndrome?

Can men get toxic shock syndrome?

No: In most cases, patients born a male and not subjected to sex change operation do not have a vaginal canal were to insert a tampon. I do not believe i've heard of a rectal tampon induced tss, but after 23 years in practice, i've seen crazier things ... ...Read more

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Can toxic shock syndrome be fatal?

Yes rarely: In the 1980's toxic shock syndrome(tss) was associated with tampons in women who had a strain of toxin- producing staph that caused blood pressure to drop(shock), & complications including kidney failure; it was fatal in patients who were severly ill. Tss occurs rarely with infection with this staph on the skin or after surgery. It is still fatal in some patients even with superb treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible that long qt syndrome can be cause of sudden infant death syndrome?

Is it possible that long qt syndrome can be cause of sudden infant death syndrome?

YES: This is an ekg diagnosis and it means that there is an imbalance in the sympathetic (autonomic/automatic) innervation of the heart from the left stellate ganglion (the machnery that delivers control messages to the heart).. This important info was published years ago. It may respond to vitamin therapy and a more appropriate diet. See a nutritionist doctor. ...Read more

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Can the bacteria which cause septic shock live outside the body? Or can the septic shock be a result of deliberate poisoning?

Yes and yes but...: Septic shock is the body's response to severe infection. It can be caused my many different types of bacteria and infections such as pneumonia, kidney infections, or abdominal infections. While septic shock could be induced deliberately, it would not be easy to do especially in an otherwise healthy person. ...Read more

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What kind of genetic liver disease can cause the same symptoms as shaken baby syndrome?

What kind of genetic liver disease can cause the same symptoms as shaken baby syndrome?

None: Shaken baby syndrome is intentional or unintentional child abuse, can easily differentiated from a disease process that cause bleeding , fractures etc. ...Read more

Dr. Bonnie Bock
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Toxic Shock Syndrome (Definition)

A rare but serious disease due to a bacterial infection. It is often linked to the use of tampons and various female contraceptives such as the diaphragm. Symptoms often include fever, feeling faint, diarrhea, muscle ...Read more