Treatments for Toxic Shock Syndrome in Children

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Contact the Division of Infectious Diseases

If you or your child has TSS, hospitalization is likely. Treatment for TSS may include:

  • intravenous (IV) antibiotics
  • intravenous (IV) fluids (to treat shock and prevent organ damage)
  • cardiac medications (in patients with very low blood pressure)
  • dialysis (may be required in children who develop kidney failure)
  • administration of blood products
  • supplemental oxygen or mechanical ventilation (to assist with breathing)
  • deep surgical cleaning of an infected wound.
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