Toxic Shock Syndrome

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Wanlop Kaewkes


Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)  is a recently described acute febrile illness characterized by hypotension, sunburn like rash, desquamation and multisystemic involvement. While most common in menstruation woman, TSS also occur in men and non-menstruating women. It is shown that the disease is caused by toxic shocksyndrome toxin-1 produced by Staphylococus aureus. Treatment of TSS consists primarily of fluid replacement and supportive care. Antistaphylococcal antibiotics are indicated to reduce the rate of recurrence in menstrually related cases. In this paper , the case of TSS at Srinagrind hospital is presented.


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Kaewkes W. Toxic Shock Syndrome. SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2013 Nov. 11 [cited 2022 Aug. 13];4(4):289-97. Available from:
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