Problem

Toxic shock syndrome

Other Names:
Strep A infection
Nature:

Toxic shock syndrome is a rare condition associated with tampon use. It is caused by bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. Initial symptoms are similar to those of flu, but as the illness progresses, severe hypotension and kidney failure can occur, followed by respiratory arrest.

Broader Problems:
Shock
Staphylococcus infection
Related Problems:
Anaphylactic shock
Aggravates:
Kidney disorders
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
23.04.2019 – 13:46 CEST