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Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is an uncommon, but potentially serious condition that occurs when poisonous substances produced by certain bacteria enter the bloodstream. Originally seen in the 1970s after the introduction of a super-absorbent tampon, women across North America experienced symptoms, such as high fever, vomiting, low blood pressure, diarrhea, and a rash resembling sunburn. Here you will find information on toxic shock syndrome, specifically its symptoms, prevention, and more.



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