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
  • Articles 3


Your Educators of course Toxic Shock Syndrome – Top USMLE Diseases

 Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Vincent Racaniello is a Higgins Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University in New York. As an internationally renowned virologist, he has published many influential papers in the field, and co-authored the well-known textbook Principles of Animal Virology. He has received several awards, including the Irma T. Hirschl, Searle Scholars, Eli Lilly, and NIH Merit. Professor Racaniello firmly believes in the power of the internet as a scientific tool, and works on several platforms to share his vast knowledge in virology.
 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

You probably know MD Edward Goljan and his Rapid Review Pathology Series. But do you know the "new" Goljan? His name is Carlo Raj and he is currently following his mentor's footsteps by presenting you pathology as you have never experienced before.

Carlo Raj has earned his MD at the Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and continued his medical career as international lecturer and author—both assisting MD Edward Goljan and later on his own. Today he is CEO of Indus Intellect, whose goal it is to spread medical knowledge across the globe.

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD is the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Brown University in Providence, RI. He has been active in pediatric education and research for 15 years.He has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools. He is an author of the book "Step Up to Pediatrics" and over 40 peer reviewed articles. Dr. Alverson has extensive experience in preparing students for the USMLE exams and has test writing experience as well.

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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.