Toxic shock syndrome

A serious and sometimes fatal disease which has recently been associated with the use of super absorbent  tampons. Although the cause is not known, TSS is believe to result when staph aureus, a common inhabitant of skin and mucous membranes, gets into the blood stream. The most common symptoms of TSS are a sudden high fever, diarrhea, vomiting, a sudden drop in blood pressure, and a sunburn like rash.

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