Toxic Shock Syndrome Basic Facts


Toxic Shock Syndrome develops when the common bacteria, Staphylococcus Aureus, produce a toxin which is absorbed into the bloodstream. The toxin rapidly overwhelms the immune system and attacks the major organs, leading to kidney failure, collapse of the lungs and in severe cases, cardiac arrest. Alarmingly, half of all known cases of Toxic Shock are women using TAMPONS. Symptoms of TSS Sore throat Aching muscles High temperature; over 102 degrees F Vomiting Watery diarrhea Red … [Read more...]