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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.
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

Alere i Strep A test receives marketing clearance from FDA

Alere i Strep A test receives marketing clearance from FDA

Roche announces launch of cobas Liat System for on-demand testing in different settings

Roche announces launch of cobas Liat System for on-demand testing in different settings

Researchers reveal importance of highly specialised immune cells in killing melanoma cells

Researchers reveal importance of highly specialised immune cells in killing melanoma cells

Findings provide new strategy for developing safe, effective vaccine against strep throat

Findings provide new strategy for developing safe, effective vaccine against strep throat

Scientists discover novel mechanism that influences GAS virulence at early steps of necrotizing fasciitis

Scientists discover novel mechanism that influences GAS virulence at early steps of necrotizing fasciitis

Research may lead to potential treatment for deadly bacterial infections

Research may lead to potential treatment for deadly bacterial infections

Research opens way to possible new treatments for bacterial infections

Research opens way to possible new treatments for bacterial infections

‘Flesh-eating’ disease treatments: an interview with Dr. John Crew, Seton Medical Center

‘Flesh-eating’ disease treatments: an interview with Dr. John Crew, Seton Medical Center

Interaction between fat cells and bacterial toxins can lead to chronic inflammation

Interaction between fat cells and bacterial toxins can lead to chronic inflammation

Study shows superantigens produced by staph bacteria cause infective endocarditis and sepsis

Study shows superantigens produced by staph bacteria cause infective endocarditis and sepsis