A potentially life-threatening condition caused by the Staphylococcus aureus bacterium and linked to the use of superabsorbent tampons.
A sometimes fatal disease associated with tampon use. [Go to source
A rare but life-threatening illness that has been linked to using tampons. Most often women get TSS by wearing tampons too long (they must be changed every four to five hours) or from using tampons that are too absorbent.
an infection caused by bacteria that release toxins into the body. This type of infection can occur after surgery if bacteria are accidentally introduced during the surgery.
An acute, sometimes fatal, intoxication by an infectious agent during which organ activity is blocked causing severe shock and hypotension.
A potentially life-threatening condition caused by the Staphylococcus aureus bacterium associated with the use of tampons.
(TOX-ik shok SIN-drome) Blood-borne bacterial infection caused by the genus Staphylococcus. It usually affects menstruating females under the age of 30 and in the past was associated with the use of a particular type of tampon (no longer used). Common symptoms include fever, chills, vomiting, sore throat, headache and decreased urine output. Progression of the disease can result in lowering of blood pressure (shock) and renal failure. Treatment includes hospitalization and intravenous antibiotics.
syndrome resulting from a serious acute (sometimes fatal) infection associated with the presence of staphylococcus; characterized by fever and diarrhea and nausea and diffuse erythema and shock; occurs especially in menstruating women using high-absorbency tampons
A rare, but potentially serious disease that has been associated with tampon use.
a rare but fatal disease caused by a particular type of bacteria that can produce toxins in the body. The symptoms of TSS come on fast and are often severe. Menstrual TSS has been linked to the use of super-absorbent and synthetics in tampons.
A rare but serious illness caused by poisons (toxins) released by some types of Staphylococcus aureus, a common bacteria. Most TSS occurs in association with vaginal tampon use during menses. Non-menstrual TSS risk is increased for women who use vaginal barrier contraceptives such as the cervical cap. The risk of death from TSS among barrier methods is extremely low, less than 1 in 100,000 users (0.18 actual rate).
an infection caused by bacteria releasing toxins into the body.
A life-threatening condition caused by a staphylococci toxin.
A very rare but dangerous illness that affects the whole body. TSS is caused by bacteria that make toxins (poisons) in the body. Tampon use can make it easier for bacteria to enter the body. Symptoms include high fever that comes on suddenly, dizziness, rash, and feelings of confusion.
a serious illness that may be due to toxins produced by bacteria in the vagina; click here for more information
This is a dangerous but rare overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina. Symptoms of TSS include vomiting, high fever, diarrhea and a sunburn-type rash.
An acute infection consisting of fever, low blood pressure, a red rash, and various combinations of confusion, watery diarrhea, kidney failure, liver failure, and a low platelet count. The largest outbreak was linked to super-absorbent tampons that became colonized with Staphylococcus aureu toxins. Several other toxins, including pyrogenic exotoxins similar to those implicated in group A srep, can play a role in the syndrome.
A rare but potentially life-threatening condition, especially of menstruating women that use highly absorbent tampons, characterized by fever, vomiting, diarrhea and, often, shock.
Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare but potentially fatal disease caused by a bacterial toxin. Different bacterial toxins may cause toxic shock syndrome, depending on the situation. The causative agent is Staphylococcus aureus.