1C45/A48.3 Toxic shock syndrome



Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare and potentially life-threatening condition caused by a bacterial toxin. It is most commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus, a type of bacteria found on the skin and in the nose, although other bacteria can cause it as well.


Diagnosis of toxic shock syndrome is based on the patient’s symptoms and laboratory tests. Blood tests can detect the bacteria responsible for the condition, while a culture can be used to identify the specific type of bacteria.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis of TSS includes sepsis, meningitis, and other conditions that can cause similar symptoms.


Treatment of TSS typically involves antibiotics to kill the bacteria, as well as supportive care to help the body recover. In some cases, such as in severe cases, surgery may be needed to remove infected tissue.


The prognosis for TSS depends on the severity of the infection and the patient’s response to treatment. In general, the prognosis is good if the infection is caught early and treated promptly.

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