Toxic Shock Syndrome (cont.)
Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP
Dr. Balentine received his undergraduate degree from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. He attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in1983. He completed his internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Philadelphia and his Emergency Medicine residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, where he served as chief resident.
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) facts
- What is toxic shock syndrome (TSS)?
- What causes toxic shock syndrome?
- What are the risk factors for toxic shock syndrome?
- What are toxic shock syndrome symptoms and signs?
- How is toxic shock syndrome diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for toxic shock syndrome?
- How is toxic shock syndrome prevented?
How is toxic shock syndrome prevented?
TSS due to tampon use during menstruation can be prevented by regularly changing tampons and avoiding highly absorbent tampons.
Previous contributing medical editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Tintinalli, Judith E., ed. Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide. 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011.
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