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Toxic Shock Syndrome, Second Edition
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Brian R. Shmaefsky, Ph.D.; Foreword by David Heymann, World Health Organization
  • From the Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 1604132434
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-243-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $34.95
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 11/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 128

Summary

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.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. References. Endnotes. Glossary. Diagrams. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Brian R. Shmaefsky, Ph.D., is a professor of biology and service learning coordinator at Lone Star College in Kingwood, Texas. 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. 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

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