Toxic Shock Syndrome: Symptoms & Causes


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How might a doctor CORRECTLY explain a patient's Toxic Shock Syndrome?

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1. Dr. Thompson confirms that his patient is suffering from Toxic Shock Syndrome. Which of the following could confirm the presence of this syndrome?

2. Which of the following is NOT a common source of Toxic Shock Syndrome infection?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of toxic shock syndrome. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the causes and symptoms of the syndrome as well as those who could potentially be victims of this disease.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Cause of toxic shock syndrome
  • Common toxic shock syndrome sources
  • Toxic shock syndrome potential victims
  • Symptoms of toxic shock syndrome

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on toxic shock syndrome
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the causes of toxic shock syndrome and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding toxic shock syndrome symptoms
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about common sources of toxic shock syndrome

Additional Learning

To learn more about the disease, review the accompanying lesson called, Toxic Shock Syndrome: Symptoms & Causes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe toxic shock syndrome
  • Explain what an exotoxin is in general and discuss Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin (TSST) specifically
  • Relate how toxic shock syndrome is diagnosed and describe its treatment
  • Understand how toxic shock syndrome can affect women as well as men