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.
Micro-organisms hide themselves from immune defences

Micro-organisms hide themselves from immune defences

Researcher finds antibiotic in Eastern Red Cedar tree effective against MRSA

Researcher finds antibiotic in Eastern Red Cedar tree effective against MRSA

Superantigens can disrupt immune system, can cause more illnesses

Superantigens can disrupt immune system, can cause more illnesses

Researchers use nanotechnology to develop advanced wound dressing to detect, treat infection

Researchers use nanotechnology to develop advanced wound dressing to detect, treat infection

McMaster University researchers discover chemical clue directing Staphylococcus aureus

McMaster University researchers discover chemical clue directing Staphylococcus aureus

TheraDoc commences beta testing of new computerized patient surveillance tool

TheraDoc commences beta testing of new computerized patient surveillance tool

Rhinosinusitis may be a factor in toxic shock syndrome in children

Rhinosinusitis may be a factor in toxic shock syndrome in children

New understanding on how superbugs manipulate the immune system

New understanding on how superbugs manipulate the immune system

Experimental microbicide containing natural compound provides protection in monkeys against simian version of HIV

Experimental microbicide containing natural compound provides protection in monkeys against simian version of HIV

Discovery of new way for bacteria to transfer toxic genes to unrelated bacterial species

Discovery of new way for bacteria to transfer toxic genes to unrelated bacterial species

Chicken pox vaccination should be introduced for children in the UK

Chicken pox vaccination should be introduced for children in the UK

Key mechanism to emergence of deadly strep bacteria discovered

Key mechanism to emergence of deadly strep bacteria discovered

New treatment for toxic shock syndrome

New treatment for toxic shock syndrome

Treatment for enterotoxin B exposure

Treatment for enterotoxin B exposure

Three dead in NZ from flesh-eating bacteria

Three dead in NZ from flesh-eating bacteria

New football boots and toxic shock syndrome

New football boots and toxic shock syndrome

British hospital fined over patient's death after routine knee surgery

British hospital fined over patient's death after routine knee surgery

Swine disease in China caused toxic shock syndrome

Swine disease in China caused toxic shock syndrome

Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome caused by Streptococcus suis Serotype 2

Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome caused by Streptococcus suis Serotype 2

Research points to a novel approach to treating serious Strep infections

Research points to a novel approach to treating serious Strep infections