Toxic Shock Syndrome – Top USMLE Diseases

Toxic Shock Syndrome – Top USMLE Diseases

by Vincent Racaniello, PhD, Carlo Raj, MD, Brian Alverson, MD

Toxic shock syndrome is a fatal complication secondary to bacterial infection.

Staphylococci or sometimes streptococci are the most common responsible pathogens. The syndrome is caused by release of toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 or enterotoxin type B into the circulation, leading to fever and circulatory collapse.

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Course Details

  • Videos 7
  • Duration 0:42 h
  • Quiz questions 26
  • Concept Pages 3


Your Educators of course Toxic Shock Syndrome – Top USMLE Diseases

 Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Dr. Vincent Racaniello is a Higgins Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University, in New York, USA.
He obtained his PhD at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York City, in 1979 and joined the faculty of Columbia University in 1982.
Because of his achievements, he has received several awards, including the Irma T. Hirschl, Searle Scholars Program, Eli Lilly, and NIH Merit Awards. Dr. Racaniello is interested in using new media for medical education; he writes on his virology blog and hosts and produces several podcasts.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Racaniello teaches courses on Microbiology.

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Dr. Brian Alverson is a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, as well as the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.
He obtained his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and is currently also the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.
Due to his achievements in pediatric education, he has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Alverson teaches courses on Pediatrics.

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Excellent lecture
By Jalil Z. on 07. August 2020 for Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) in Children

I particularly liked the focus on understanding and recognising the disease.

By Ava S. on 01. March 2020 for Toxin-mediated Diseases – Staphylococcus Infection

This video is precise and concise, thanks a lot, I found this series to be incredibly helpful

By Javier M. on 27. June 2019 for Streptococcus Pneumoniae

Faltan aspectos microbiologicos como factores de virulencia y patogenia, pruebas de laboratorio, y enfermedades que produce.

Not Enough about Staph (Missed S. Saprophyticus and S. Epidermidis)
By Derwin P. on 18. April 2019 for Staphylococci

This set of lectures on Staph were very generalized and did not cover the other Staph bacteria commonly seen on STEP 1 (i.e. saprophyticus and epidermidis). This seems to be a common theme of not going deep enough to cover material necessary for STEP, yet advertising that you all cover enough material for STEP 1.