Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome (STSS)
Toxic shock syndrome is a rare, life-threatening complication of certain types of bacterial infections. Often toxic shock syndrome results from toxins produced by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria, but the condition may also be caused by toxins produced by group A streptococcus (strep) bacteria.
Toxic shock syndrome can affect men, children and postmenopausal women. Risk factors for toxic shock syndrome include skin wounds and surgery.The condition can have the following symptoms: kidney impairment, liver problems, sunburn rash that may peel, and the death of soft-tissue or muscle.