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Toxic Shock Syndrome (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Joseph S Bushra, MD, FAAEM, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA, Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, The Lankenau Hospital Wynnewood, PA.

Editor: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD

Previous contributing author and editors:

Editors: James Ungar, MD, Medical Director, Chair Department of Emergency Medicine Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Lee P Shulman, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Head, Section of Reproductive Genetics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

REFERENCE:

Venkataraman, Ramesh. "Toxic Shock Syndrome." Medscape.com. July 16, 2010. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/169177-overview>.


Last Editorial Review: 12/9/2011

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