Toxic Shock Syndrome News and Research

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Toxic Shock Syndrome is a serious illness most often caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and less commonly Streptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococci) both of which can produce "toxins." TSS was first recognized in 1978 and was later associated with tampon use in adolescents and young menstruating women in the majority of those cases. TSS is now known to be associated with other risk factors such as surgical wounds and childbirth. TSS has a rapid onset characterized by fever, low blood pressure, kidney failure, and multi-system organ involvement. Profuse watery diarrhea, vomiting and rash are usually present with Staphylococcus aureus TSS, but less commonly with Streptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococci) TSS.
Newly discovered immune cells play key role in group A streptococcal toxic shock

Newly discovered immune cells play key role in group A streptococcal toxic shock

Potent antimicrobial could combat antibiotic-resistant MRSA infections

Potent antimicrobial could combat antibiotic-resistant MRSA infections

Humanized skin model answers questions about transient carriers of MRSA

Humanized skin model answers questions about transient carriers of MRSA

$15 million grant funds new effort to develop universal vaccine for strep throat infections

$15 million grant funds new effort to develop universal vaccine for strep throat infections

Menstrual cups just as good as sanitary pads or tampons

Menstrual cups just as good as sanitary pads or tampons

Potential target for Group A Streptococcus vaccine identified

Potential target for Group A Streptococcus vaccine identified

New study identifies CD40 molecule as key entry point for dangerous bacteria

New study identifies CD40 molecule as key entry point for dangerous bacteria

Research findings expand understanding of how memory works

Research findings expand understanding of how memory works

Notes and coins harbor life threatening bacteria, including MRSA and VRE

Notes and coins harbor life threatening bacteria, including MRSA and VRE

Genomic ‘islands’ evolved from viruses can be converted into ‘anti-bacterial drones’

Genomic ‘islands’ evolved from viruses can be converted into ‘anti-bacterial drones’

Study identifies two genes involved in invasive group A Streptococcus infections

Study identifies two genes involved in invasive group A Streptococcus infections

Differentiating sepsis and systemic inflammatory response syndrome using biomarkers

Differentiating sepsis and systemic inflammatory response syndrome using biomarkers

Nanofiber material could provide safer, better diapers and sanitary products

Nanofiber material could provide safer, better diapers and sanitary products

New discovery offers way to develop vaccine against highly infectious bacteria

New discovery offers way to develop vaccine against highly infectious bacteria

New vaccine found safe, effective against Toxic Shock Syndrome

New vaccine found safe, effective against Toxic Shock Syndrome

Over- or under-reaction of immune system can be life-threatening

Over- or under-reaction of immune system can be life-threatening

Researchers find way to boost the body's natural cancer-killing cells

Researchers find way to boost the body's natural cancer-killing cells

Skin rashes and fever in adults could signal life-threatening conditions

Skin rashes and fever in adults could signal life-threatening conditions

FDA grants CLIA waiver for Alere i Strep A test

FDA grants CLIA waiver for Alere i Strep A test

Chronic exposure to bacteria may lead to development of Type 2 diabetes

Chronic exposure to bacteria may lead to development of Type 2 diabetes