What Is Toxic Shock Syndrome?

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2. Causes

Toxic shock syndrome can affect any person who has a lot of bacteria in their body. The bacteria responsible for the condition are group A streptococcus, and Staphylococcus aureus. The latter of the two is the most common culprit of all. These bacteria are both quite common and are usually harmless.

If somebody has an open wound then bacteria may be able to get in and infect the body. Thus, it is important to keep wounds clean and covered as much as possible, and patients should be monitored after surgery. Among the most common causes in women is the use of tampons, and some contraceptive devices.

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