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toxic shock syndrome

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
toxic shock syndromeˌtoxic ˈshock ˌsyndrome noun [uncountable]  MIa serious illness that causes a high temperature and is thought to be connected with the use of tampons
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toxic shock syndromeTwenty four hours after admission toxic shock syndrome was finally diagnosed.There are several candidates for the toxin that might cause toxic shock syndrome.We report a fatal case of toxic shock syndrome in a 14 year old girl associated with minor day case dermatological surgery.The symptoms of toxic shock syndrome include high fever, a rash, vomiting and low blood pressure.If this is the case then the mystery which originally shrouded toxic shock syndrome has been solved.Viscose rayon was linked to toxic shock syndrome in a 1994 study by two New York University researchers.
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