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May 4, 2017 - 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.
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Can you die of toxic shock syndrome?
TSS is an unusual, but serious, illness that is often associated with tampon use but can develop in anyone. Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a serious illness that can develop quickly in anyone, not just tampon users. ... It most cases it is treated, but two or three people die of TSS every year.