Mondo Description A rare acute life-threatening systemic bacterial noncontagious illness caused by exotoxins from bacteria of either the Streptococcus pyogenes or Staphylococcus aureus type. It is characterized by high fever, hypotension, rash, multi-organ dysfunction, and cutaneous desquamation during the early convalescent period. The toxins affect the host immune system, causing an exuberant and pathological host inflammatory response. Laboratory findings include leukocytosis, elevated prothrombin time, hypoalbuminemia, hypocalcemia, and pyuria.
Disease Ontology Description A commensal bacterial infectious disease that results_in infection, has_material_basis_in Streptococcus pyogenes or has_material_basis_in Staphylococcus aureus , which produce toxins that are absorbed systemically and produce the systemic manifestations. The infection has_symptom fever, has_symptom rash, has_symptom hypotension, has_symptom multiorgan failure, has_symptom desquamation, has_symptom vomiting, has_symptom diarrhea, has_symptom headache, and has_symptom nonfocal neurologic abnormalities.
Mondo Term and Equivalent IDs
MONDO:0001881: toxic shock syndrome