Definitions for "Toxic shock syndrome"
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.