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Bacterial toxic-shock syndrome

ORPHA36234
Synonym(s) Bacterial TSS
Prevalence 1-9 / 100 000
Inheritance Not applicable
Age of onset All ages
ICD-10
  • A48.3
OMIM -
UMLS -
MeSH -
MedDRA -

Summary

Bacterial toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a potentially fatal acute toxin-mediated condition characterized by a sudden onset of high fever along with nausea, myalgia, vomiting, multisystem organ involvement, potentially leading to shock and death and caused by an infection with Staphylococcus aureus in staphylococcal TSS (see this term) or Streptococcus pyogenes in streptococcal TSS (see this term).


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