Toxic-shock-syndrome meaning

An acute infection characterized by high fever, a sunburnlike rash, vomiting, and diarrhea, followed in severe cases by shock, that is caused by a toxin-producing strain of the common bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, occurring chiefly among menstruating females who use tampons.
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A disease, esp. of young menstruating women using highly absorbent tampons, characterized by fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and, often, shock and caused by a toxin-releasing bacterium (Staphylococcus aureus)
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An acute infection characterized by high fever, a sunburnlike rash, vomiting, and diarrhea, followed in severe cases by shock, that is caused by a toxin-producing strain of the common bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, occurring chiefly among menstruating females who use tampons.
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An acute infection characterized by high fever, a sunburnlike rash, vomiting, and diarrhea, followed in severe cases by shock, that is caused by a toxin-producing strain of the common bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. It occurs chiefly among menstruating women who use tampons.
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(pathology) An acute infection by Staphylococcus bacteria, characterised by sudden high fever, muscle aches, joint pain, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and fainting, abbreviated TSS.
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