Toxic shock syndrome

Last Updated: 2023-07-07

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.

ICD11: 1B52

Toxic shock syndromes, TSS, toxin shock syndrome.

Potentially lethal disease caused by staphylococci or by streptococci.

  • Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) due to staphylococci
  • Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) due to streptococci
  • Distinguishing between the two entities is essential, as immediate surgical debridement is indicated in many cases of TSS caused by streptococci
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