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TMW HOMEWORK #6 Chapter 15 Why aren’t the body’s skin and mucous membrane barriers significant factors in your resistance to infection by hyperthermophiles? This is in part to the habitat that hyperthermophiles grow in. These types of organisms prefer environments with high temperature upwards to 140 degrees F. The human body barely raises to 100 degrees F and natural body temp is approximately 98.7 degrees F. Termed “species resistance”, the cells and certain basic physiological processes of humans are incompatible with other certain pathogens. Some strains of staphylococcus aureus produce exfoliative toxin, a chemical that causes portions of the entire outer layer of the skin to be sloughed off in a disease called scalded skin syndrome. Given that cells of the outer later going to fall anyway, why is this disease dangerous? Scalded skin syndrome physical manifestation presents as the outer layer of the skin to blister and boil, as if the person has been doused with hot liquid.
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  • Spring '17
  • Scott
  • Bacteria, skin syndrome

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