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Pathogenesis of Toxic Shock Syndrome
Microbiology Pathology

Pathogenesis of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a toxin mediated, rare, life threatening, systemic illness caused due to infection of Staphylococcus aureus (staphylococcal toxic shock) and Streptococcus pyogens (rarer called streptococcal toxic shock). While the syndrome often occurs in menstruating women, it can also affect men, children and postmenopausal women. Sources of infection: Vagina (superabsorbent tampon use) […]

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