65. Diagnosis and Management of Toxic Shock Syndromes Caused by Streptococci, Staphylococci, and Clostridia Infections of the Uterus
Session: Symposium: Women’s Health and Infectious Diseases: Important Bacterial Infections of the Female Reproductive Tract
Thursday, October 20, 2011: 1:30 PM
Room: 104ABC
This session will examine the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of toxic shock syndromes in women of reproductive age. The audience will gain insight into current epidemiological trends in toxic shock syndrome, the state-of-the art knowledge of the pathogenesis of these infections, and areas needing increased research attention.

David Aronoff, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Aronoff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Division of Infectious Diseases, and the Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Michigan. He is a physician-scientist conducting biomedical research in the area of innate immunity. His lab focuses extensively on interactions between gram-positive bacterial pathogens and host innate immunity. Pathogens of interest in the Aronoff lab include toxigenic clostridia (C. sordellii and C. difficile) and Group A Streptcoccus.

Findings in the abstracts are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. EST Thursday, Oct. 20 with the exception of research findings presented at IDSA press conferences.