9 things to know about toxic shock syndrome

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9 things to know about toxic shock syndrome, according to Mayo Clinic It's a rare, life-threatening complication of certain types of bacterial infections. TSS is often caused by toxins produced by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria, but it can also be caused by toxins produced by group A streptococcus (strep) bacteria. The condition has been associated with superabsorbent tampons, which have long been off the market. But it can affect anyone, including postmenopausal women, as well as men and children
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