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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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Dr. Mobeen Syed

Dr. Mobeen Syed

MD., MSc., MSc., BSc

Mobeen Syed is the CEO of DrBeen Corp, a modern online medical education marketplace. Mobeen is a medical doctor and a software engineer. He graduated from the prestigious King Edward Medical University Lahore. He has been teaching medicine since 1994. Mobeen is also a software engineer and engineering leader. In this role, Mobeen has run teams consisting of hundreds of engineers and millions of dollars of budgets. Mobeen loves music, teaching, and doing business. He lives in Cupertino CA.

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