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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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.
Nice one, well described, nice talker, I enjoyed a lot. Keep it up!
He was very clear and easy to follow. Thank you for these lectures.
I liked how strep was broken down between group A and group B but the video didn't mention the different types of strep in each group ie s. pyogenes. The quiz asked about catalases but didn't mention it in the video.