Toxic shock syndrome is rare. Be vigilant but not alarmed

  • Written by Deborah Bateson, Clinical Associate Professor, Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, University of Sydney
Toxic shock syndrome is rare. Be vigilant but not alarmedToxic shock syndrome has many causes, but tampons are one cause women should be aware of.from www.shutterstock.com

The tragic case of US model Lauren Wasser who has now lost both legs as a result of toxic shock syndrome while using tampons has shone a spotlight on this rare but potentially fatal condition. So just what is toxic shock syndrome (TSS)...

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