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.
Improving detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection among severely ill children

Improving detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection among severely ill children

Rare deadly disease linked to coronavirus infection seen in children

Rare deadly disease linked to coronavirus infection seen in children

Teens develop septic shock due to COVID-19

Teens develop septic shock due to COVID-19

Immunotherapy, steroids restore heart function in children with COVID-related multi-system inflammatory syndrome

Immunotherapy, steroids restore heart function in children with COVID-related multi-system inflammatory syndrome

Steroids and immunotherapy improve outcomes in children with COVID-related multi-system inflammatory syndrome

Steroids and immunotherapy improve outcomes in children with COVID-related multi-system inflammatory syndrome

COVID-19 could be causing potentially fatal inflammatory disease in children, doctors warn

COVID-19 could be causing potentially fatal inflammatory disease in children, doctors warn

Tampons, pads and politics mesh in new push for access to menstrual supplies

Tampons, pads and politics mesh in new push for access to menstrual supplies

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