Approach To Toxic Shock Syndrome Definitions

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS): Acute febrile illness usually caused by the exotoxin of 5. aureus that leads to niultiorgan dysfunction.

Shock: Condition of circulatory insufficiency in which tissue perfusion needs are not met.

Septic shock: Circulatory insufficiency due to infection or the body's response to infection, commonly caused by gram-negative endotoxins.

CDC Case Definition of TSS: Fever, rash, and hypotension with involvement of at least three other systems, such as gastrointestinal, muscular, mucous membrane, renal, hepatic, or central nervous system.

Mean arterial pressure (MAP) = [(2 x Diastolic blood pressure)

+ (I x Systolic blood pressure)]/3

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