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Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare but life-threatening complication of bacterial infection. TSS can affect anyone, male or female. However, it occurs most frequently in young women who wear tampons. It's important to note that tampons themselves don't cause TSS.
TSS is caused by two types of bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus (commonly called staph) and streptococcus pyogenes (commonly called strep). These bacteria are common in our bodies and don't usually cause any problems. But they make toxins that, in rare cases, can enter the bloodstream and cause TSS.
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