Skin, Mucosa, Wounds

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kkincaid
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Skin, Mucosa, Wounds
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2012-12-13 20:22:58
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Microbiology
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  1. Mucosa Structure
    • Epithelial Cells
    • Living cells; easier to attach, colonize, invade
  2. Staphylococcal organism characteristics?
    • Gm(+), common microflora, halophilic (salt)
    • Virulence factors: Exotoxins
    • Strains are increasingly drug resistant
  3. Most pathogenic Staph?
    Staph. aureus
  4. Pimple/acne is caused by?
    • Staphylococcal
    • Hair follicle infection (folliculitis)
    • Propionibacterium acnes (long-term acne)
  5. Absess definition/caused/treatment by?
    • Staphylococcal
    • Deeper invasion, inflammation + pus
    • Furuncle (boil): Exterior layers inflamed
    • Carbuncle: Larger, deeper infection, begins to affect blood supply(fever)
    • Antibiotic treatment difficult, usually drained

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