Lect11 Toxic Shock Syndrome

Lect11 Toxic Shock Syndrome - TOXICSHOCKSYNDROME BY...

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BY LYN V. AND SUZETTE   E . TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME
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Learning Objectives: Causal agent/Reservoir Mechanism of disease/Target organs Method of Transmission Disease Signs and Symptoms Diagnostic Test Treatment  Recent discoveries     
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CAUSAL  AGENT   RESERVOIR/VECTOR Toxic shock syndrome is an acute illness that is associated with primarily with Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcus toxin called toxic shock syndrome toxin 1 is formed at the growth site and circulated in the blood stream. S. areus colonizes in skin and mucous membrane in human No animal vector TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME
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MECHANISM OF DISEASE/TARGET ORGANS The production of toxin is enhanced when the  concentration of Magnesium ion is low Some tampons binds to Mg and promote toxin  production Involves multi-organ which causes renal impairment,  pulmonary infiltrate, generalized erythematous rash
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METHOD OF TRANSMISSION  INCUBATION PERIOD Menstruation with tampon use(esp.  leave in for a long time) Use of barrier contraceptives  (diaphragm) Childbirth  Surgery (rhinoplasty) Current staph infection Staph menstrual TSS : Symptoms typically dev. 3-5 days after a  women start her period, if she is using  tampons.
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2010 for the course BIOL 210 taught by Professor Gutiérrez during the Spring '10 term at Coastline Community College.

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Lect11 Toxic Shock Syndrome - TOXICSHOCKSYNDROME BY...

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