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Toxic Shock Syndrome (cont.)

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  • Skin effects
    • People who have toxic shock syndrome can expect their superficial skin to peel off about one to two weeks after the illness.
    • Half of those with toxic shock syndrome lose some or all of their hair and nails about two to three months after the illness. Hair and nails usually grow back on their own.
  • Recurrence
    • Repeat episodes occur about four to six months after the initial episode in up to half of all people who have had toxic shock syndrome. These recurrences are usually not as dangerous but still must be taken seriously and treated in the hospital.
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Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a toxin-mediated multisystem disease precipitated by infection with either Staphylococcus aureus or group A Streptococcus (GAS), also called Streptococcus pyogenes.

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