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Toxic Shock Syndrome, Second Edition (Deadly Diseases & Epidemics


By Ph D Brian R Shmaefsky

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Format: Hardback, 2nd Edition
Published In: United States, 01 September 2010
A little-known deadly disease called toxic shock syndrome quickly became a top news story when scientists discovered its prevalence in some women who used a particular type of tampon during menstruation. Today, the disease continues to emerge under new circumstances. Toxic Shock Syndrome, Second Edition investigates the causes and history of toxic shock syndrome and discusses the severity of septic diseases. This revised edition features new illustrations and contains up-to-date statistics and research on toxic shock syndrome.

Chapters include:

Toxic Shock Syndrome: A "New" Disease

Septic Disease and Body Defenses

Staphylococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome

Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome

Epidemiology of Toxic Shock Syndrome

Diagnosis and Treatment

Toxic Shock and Feminine Hygiene.

About the Author

Brian R. Shmaefsky , Ph.D., is a professor of biology and service learning coordinator at Lone Star College in Kingwood, Texas, USA. He did his undergraduate studies in biology at Brooklyn College in New York and completed his graduate studies at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and University of Illinois, USA. His research emphasis is in environmental physiology. Shmaefsky has many publications on science education, some appearing in American Biology Teacher and Journal of College Science Teaching . He is also the author of several books and technical articles, among other projects. Foreword by David Heymann , World Health Organization

EAN: 9781604132434
ISBN: 1604132434
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Dimensions: 23.11 x 15.49 x 1.27 centimetres (0.39 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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