toxic shock syndrome. A potentially life-threatening condition caused by the Staphylococcus aureus bacterium and linked to the use of superabsorbent tampons.
Toxic Shock Syndrome. A potentially life-threatening condition caused by the Staphylococcus aureus bacterium associated with the use of tampons.
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
Toxic Shock Syndrome. A rare, but potentially serious disease that has been associated with tampon use.
Toxic Shock Syndrome. 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.
Toxic Shock Syndrome. 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 acronym for toxic shock syndrome.
Toxic shock syndrome. 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).