Toxic Shock Syndrome

Last Updated: 2019-08-26

Author(s): Anzengruber, Navarini

Toxic shock, TSS

A potential lethal disease caused by staphylococci or streptococci.

  • Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) caused by staphylococci.
  • Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) by streptococci.
  • A distinction between the two entities is essential, as in a streptococcal-triggered TSS immediate surgical debridement is indicated in many cases.
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