toxic shock syndrome

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2209
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A definition of the term "toxic shock syndrome" is presented. It refers to a rare disorder similar to septic shock caused by an exotoxin produced by certain strains of Staphylococcus aureus and group A streptococci. If someone develops the syndrome then the person should seek medical attention immediately.


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