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What are the signs and symptoms of toxic shock syndrome?

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Patients may experience a few days of mild flu-like symptoms before the toxic shock syndromedevelops, but TSS itself is characterized by the rapid onset of specific symptoms, including high fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, low blood pressure, and widespread skin rash. This will usually progress to a worsening of low blood pressure, dizziness, confusion, peeling of the skin of the palms and soles of the feet (which develops after one to two weeks of rash), headaches, and occasionally seizures. Ultimately, multi-organ failure may develop, and this leads to death in approximately 5% of all those affected.

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