Toxic shock Syndrome is a deadly infectious disease caused by two types of bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus (staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome) and Streptococcus pyogenes (streptococcal toxic shock syndrome). Symptoms for each syndrome include fever, body aches, low blood pressure, vomiting or diarrhea, rash, and skin infection. The disease generally causes hospitalization and death if left untreated. Toxic Shock Syndrome, Second Edition investigates the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this disease, as well as its history and recent medical research.
Deadly diseases affect everyone. Although not all cases are fatal, each disease causes a degree of harm and discomfort to those whom it afflicts and sometimes can have long-lasting consequences. Each book in the series Deadly Diseases and Epidemics takes the reader through all aspects of a disease-from its history and causes or method of infection to its treatment and prevention. The books provide a foundation for understanding the basics of microbiology, immunology, and epidemiology.
About the Author
Date of Birth:February 27, 1947
Date of Death:December 26, 2007
Table of Contents
Foreword David Heymann 6
1 A "New" Disease 8
2 Toxic Shock Syndrome 21
3 Septic Diseases and Body Defenses 35
4 Staphylococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome 48
5 Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome 61
6 Epidemiology of Toxic Shock Syndrome 73
7 Diagnosis and Treatment 87
8 Toxic Shock Syndrome and Feminine Hygiene 99
Further Resources 118