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Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS): The Facts

The Toxic Shock Syndrome Information Service (TSSIS) provides both members of the public and medical professionals with factual and balanced information on TSS.

TSS is an illness that will make you feel severely ill very quickly.

You may have heard about TSS from magazines or from friends, but do you know why it is important to be aware of this illness? Would you recognise the symptoms? This website gives you the essential facts about TSS, helping you to understand what TSS is and how it is caused. Bookmark this site for easy reference in the future.


Toxic Shock Syndrome is a very rare but very serious illness that can develop rapidly in anyone.
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Men, women and children are at risk. Young people are more at risk as they may not yet have developed sufficient antibodies. Read more


Toxic Shock Syndrome can be treated effectively with early diagnosis. Read more


Most doctors will never see a case of Toxic Shock Syndrome. Read more