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Can toxic shock syndrome be fatal?
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Dr. Bonnie Bock
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Dr. Bonnie Bock
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Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Toxic shock
Yes This us serious condition. Need to seek immediate care

In brief: Toxic shock
Yes This us serious condition. Need to seek immediate care
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
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