Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Toxic shock syndrome survivor

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) was described in XX century in some women who used old models of vaginal tampons. News appeared in public news in 1980s but since then tampon producers changed dramatically the quality of vaginal hygienic (menstrual) tampons. This is why the number of TSS cases dropped significantly but still there are cases of toxic shock which starts from localized staphylococcal infection and intoxication. Vaginal Staphylococcus aureus produces dangerous toxins which trigger TSS symptoms. Vaginal tampon alone is not enough to cause TSS. This syndrome can occur if staphylococcus present in vagina.
Discover more about Lauren Wasser, a model who lost her leg to toxic shock syndrome in 2012.

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