What is toxic shock syndrome?

Also known as: TSS

TSS is the description of a variety of clinical signs and symptoms that result from the toxins produced by a bacterial infection. TSS is rare, can affect anyone but is more common in children, the elderly and young women whose tampons may become infected with bacteria.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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