Pathogenesis of Toxic Shock Syndrome
Microbiology Pathology

Pathogenesis of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a toxin mediated, rare, life threatening, systemic illness caused due to infection of Staphylococcus aureus (staphylococcal toxic shock) and Streptococcus pyogens (rarer called streptococcal toxic shock). While the syndrome often occurs in menstruating women, it can also affect men, children and postmenopausal women. Sources of infection: Vagina (superabsorbent tampon use) […]

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Endotoxic Shock

Pathogenesis of Septic Shock

Shock (Cardiovascular collapse) It is the final common pathway for a number of potentially lethal clinical events, including severe hemorrhage, extensive trauma or burns, large myocardial infarction, massive pulmonary embolism and microbial sepsis. Regardless of the underlying pathology, shock gives rise to systemic hypoperfusion caused by reduction either in cardiac output or in the effective […]

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General surgery Surgery

Shock: Quick Review and Management.

SHOCK DEFINITION:- Shock is an acute clinical syndrome characterized by poor tissue perfusion with impaired cellular metabolism, which is manifested as different serious pathophysiological abnormalities.   CLASSIFICATION OF SHOCK Hypovolaemia Cardiogenic Intrinsic Compressive Septic Hyperdynamic Hypodynamic Anaphylactic Traumatic Neurogenic Hypoadrenal CAUSES OF SHOCK Hypovolaemia shock:- due to reduction in total Blood volume. Loss of blood:- […]

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