Shock Topic Guide
Shock: Medical shock occurs from many illnesses, conditions, or trauma. Types of shock include hypovolemic, hemorrhagic, cardiogenic, neurogenic, hypoglycemic, hyperglycemic, and anaphylactic shock. The treatment and outcome of medical shock depends upon the medical situation.
Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare, life-threatening illness that is caused by toxins (poisons) that circulate in the bloodstream. Symptoms and signs include fever, headache, sore throat, cough, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Treatment involves finding and removing the source of infection, IV antibiotics, IV fluids, correcting electrolytes, and monitoring kidney and liver functions.