Toxic Shock Syndrome

Toxic Shock Syndrome

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 8
  • Duration 0:42 h
  • Quiz questions 25
  • Articles 3


Your Educators of course Toxic Shock Syndrome

 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 professor of Pathophysiology at the Becker Professional Education, Chicago, USA, and as an international lecturer and author—both assisting MD Edward Goljan and later on his own. Today he teaches at Becker Professional Education and is also 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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By Gülçin K. on 30. September 2018 for Staphylococcus and Streptococcus (Bacterial Disease): Learning Outcomes

He was very clear and easy to follow. Thank you for these lectures.

Good but could be more inclusive.
By Imani F. on 17. July 2018 for Streptococci

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.

By Sam s. on 15. July 2018 for Toxic Shock Syndrome and Necrotizing Fasciitis (Flesh-Eating Disease)

great explanation Few people have a talent in teaching. i think Dr Raj is one of them thank you so much

Thank you!
By Ashlie M M. on 28. April 2018 for Staphylococcus and Streptococcus (Bacterial Disease): Learning Outcomes

Great help to get through my first year in medschool.

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