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Strep A and toxic shock syndrome: what’s the link?

Toxic Shock Syndrome is medical emergency that requires immediate attention. This article looks at causes, symptoms and treatment of TSS

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare, life-threatening condition caused by bacterial toxins entering the blood stream.1 When caught early, patients with TSS may present with fever and chills, muscles aches, nausea and vomiting. However, the disease can quickly progress, and within 24 to 48 hours, patients may develop hypotension, tachycardia, tachypnoea and organ failure.2 TSS is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical attention. Patients presenting with early signs of TSS should be immediately hospitalised for standard treatment of shock and organ failure.3 [rml_read_more] What causes toxic shock syndrome? TSS is caused by either group A streptococcus bacteria (known


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