Unformatted text preview: Gram pos. cocci Virulence: Strain causing TSS produces an exfoliation exotoxin (scalded skin syndrome) and entero-exotoxin (diarrhea, shock). Transmission: From URT, skin of carriers. Hands most common vector → tampon → vagina. Disease: Organism ↑ in numbers in blood & abrasions in m.m. of vaginal wall → secretes toxins → bloodstream. Causes sunburn-like rash on skin → skin and m.m. separate and slough off → inflammation. Also accomp. by severe vomiting, diarrhea. Blood pressure ↓ , shock → can be fatal. Prevention: Washing hands before handling, insertion of tampon; avoiding use of tampons. Has also occurred in males following surgery, or with boils or other Staph infections....
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09