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Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome

Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) is a rare, but severe, illness that arises from complications with Streptococcal Group A bacteria, (a disease that causes strep and mild illness). The condition can cause the following complications: kidney impairment, liver problems, sunburn rash that may peel, and the death of soft-tissue or muscle.


Utah Department of Health
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