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.
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

2 million people carry drug-resistant bacteria in their noses

2 million people carry drug-resistant bacteria in their noses

Newly emerging illness, named staphylococcal purpura fulminans

Newly emerging illness, named staphylococcal purpura fulminans

Infection complicates 2 to 2·5% of breast implantations

Infection complicates 2 to 2·5% of breast implantations

Drug-resistant bacteria increasingly causing infections in healthy people

Drug-resistant bacteria increasingly causing infections in healthy people

Strep A is showing up in increased numbers of head and neck abscesses

Strep A is showing up in increased numbers of head and neck abscesses

Vaccine trial shows promising results for streptococcal infection protection

Vaccine trial shows promising results for streptococcal infection protection

Research using genomic testing reveals new information on flesh-eating bacteria

Research using genomic testing reveals new information on flesh-eating bacteria

Canadian woman dies of flesh eating disease

Canadian woman dies of flesh eating disease