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Can men get toxic shock syndrome?

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics - Critical Care
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In brief: Toxic Shock syndrome

Yes, the initial inciting factor may be different, but the clinical presentation and the course of the disease is the same.
Often it is triggered by a focus of infection somewhere in the body and then the infection spread into the blood stream and the bacteria produces toxins that cause the clinical picture

In brief: Toxic Shock syndrome

Yes, the initial inciting factor may be different, but the clinical presentation and the course of the disease is the same.
Often it is triggered by a focus of infection somewhere in the body and then the infection spread into the blood stream and the bacteria produces toxins that cause the clinical picture
Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Yes

Toxic Shock Syndrome can occur with use of superabsorbent tampons/ contraceptive sponges, viral infections, burns/ abrasions to skin or recent surgery.
it is not just reserved to women.

In brief: Yes

Toxic Shock Syndrome can occur with use of superabsorbent tampons/ contraceptive sponges, viral infections, burns/ abrasions to skin or recent surgery.
it is not just reserved to women.
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