Objectives for "Bacterial Pathogenesis: Factors that Damage the Host"
2. Producing Harmful Exotoxins
a. (Type I Toxins) Superantigens
After completing this section you should be able to perform the following objectives.
1*. Define superantigen.
2. Briefly describe the mechanism by which superantigens cause harm to the body.
3. Name 2 superantigens and give an example of a bacterium that produces each.
(*) = Common theme throughout the course
1. Read the description of Streptococcus pyogenes and match the bacterium with the description of the organism and the infection it causes.
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