Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), 2015
In 2015, 11 cases of suspect, probable, or confirmed staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome (TSS) were reported. The 2011 CDC case definition is used to classify cases, and it encompasses a variety of clinical and laboratory findings. Nine were female and the median age was 28 years (range, 12 to 86 years). Three cases were associated with tampon use. One case was associated with a wound. One case was fatal.
Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome is reportable within 1 working day and includes submission of clinical isolates. The 2011 CDC case definition is used to classify cases and encompasses multiple clinical and laboratory findings.
In 2015, 11 confirmed and probable cases of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) were reported (using 2010 CDC case definition). Six were female and the median age was 38 years. All were hospitalized and 1 case was fatal.
- For up to date information see>> Reporting Toxic Shock Syndrome
- Full issue>> Annual Summary of Communicable Diseases Reported to the Minnesota Department of Health, 2015