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Staphylococcus - Superantigens

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How do staphylococci cause toxic shock syndrome? 
Superantigens are the answer. 
In this important video session, Dr. Syed discusses superantigens in the context of staphylococci.

Following topics are discussed:

  • What are superantigens?
  • What important pathogens release superantigens?
  • What superantigens are released?
  • Normal controlled immune response to an antigen.
  • How does a superantigen cause massive abnormal activation of the immune system?
  • Symptoms of the toxic shock syndrome as a result of superantigen activity.
  • Labs

In this video we will learn about :

1. Pathogens producing super antigens. 

2. Mechanism of normal immune response to an antigen. 

3. Immune response to a super antigen. 

4. Cytokine storm to super antigen.

5. Toxic sock syndrome, symptoms and lab trends. 

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