toxic shock

toxic shock
syndrome resulting from a serious acute (sometimes fatal) infection associated with the presence of staphylococcus; characterized by fever and diarrhea and nausea and diffuse erythema and shock; occurs especially in menstruating women using highly absorbent tampons
Syn: ↑toxic shock syndrome, ↑TSS
Hypernyms: ↑syndrome

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