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The Health Professional’s Info section is based on a chapter by Dr. Deresiewicz entitled, "Staphylococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome," which appears in the Marcel Dekker, Inc. book, Superantigens: Molecular biology, immunology, and relevance to human disease, Leung, DYM, Huber, BT, and Schlievert, PM, eds. (New York: Marcel Dekker, 1997), pp 435-479. Textual material is used with the permission of the publisher
Robert L. Deresiewicz, M.D. was formerly Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Associate Physician, Channing Laboratory and the Infectious Disease Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Dr. Deresiewicz was formerly a consultant on medical issues to the Tambrands Corp.