Flint Wang

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Toxic shock syndrome

Toxic Shock Syndrome I. What every physician needs to know. Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a life-threatening acute illness resulting from bacterial exotoxins, which act as superantigens to produce an overwhelming cytokine release throughout the body. The ensuing inflammatory response is responsible for systemic shock and multi-organ failure. Although classic staphylococcus TSS is known for…

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