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Toxic Shock Syndrome Took Her Leg. She'll Lose the Other

Model Lauren Wasser spreads the word about Toxic Shock Syndrome

(Newser) - Model Lauren Wasser believes she'll be able to run without pain again—just as soon as doctors amputate her left leg. It's a brutal surgery she's already undergone once, on her right leg, after developing toxic shock syndrome from a tampon in October 2012. The Washington Post ... More »

Michigan Sees 'Cluster' of Toxic Shock Cases

5 cases have been reported since December

(Newser) - Cases of toxic shock syndrome have been falling since the 1980s, partly due to increased warnings about tampon use. That's why a sudden bump in cases in Michigan is so startling. Greenville's Rylie Whitten was put on life support in early January with one of the worst cases... More »

Student Almost Died After Forgetting to Remove Tampon

Weeks later she still needs crutches

(Newser) - Emily Pankhurst is alive today thanks to her mother's sage advice and a round of antibiotics after she discovered that her fatigue, headaches, and fevers weren't mere stress during final exams but the result of leaving a tampon in for nine days. A month later, as she is... More »

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