Good find troyza - they should include that any toxin will affect mitochondria. The toxins from pathogens (any) will cause this for sure. Toxic shock syndrome is just vast toxins produced by bacterial infection. I have read that this is one of the hallmarks of a pathogen, one that causes systemic poisoning. Everyone I know who has chronic infection also has impaired detoxification, it is an ongoing problem. So your post makes sense in that the toxins are creating a mitochondria hell. And let us not forget that the oxidative stress caused is immense which further damages cells and organs thus making the entire system faulty.
Vitamin C is a life saver along with bulk charcoal to sweep out the toxins, these are just 2 of the things that help. ebrooker has a unique protocol which he shared with me, perhaps he will post it here.