STAPH AND STREP

STAPH AND STREP - STAPHYLOCOCCAL EPIDERMIS STAPHYLOCOCCI...

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STAPHYLOCOCCI Gram positive Spherical Form irregular grape like clusters Divided into groups based on production of coagulase: an enzyme that clots fibrin in blood STAPHYLOCOCCAL EPIDERMIS Coagulase negative Gram positive Represent 90% of normal microbiota of skin Opportunistic pathogen: pathogenic only when skin barrier broken(catheters) Have protective biofilm STAPHYLOCOCCAL AUREUS Coagulase positive Gram positive Common in nasal passages Golden yellow color (protective against effects of sunlight) Can produce leukocidins, hemolysins,toxins , enterotoxins (affect GI tract), superantigens, and exfoliative toxins Stimulates vigorous immune response when infects skin and macrophages and neurophils attracted to infection site Common in nosocomial infections, esp on surgical packings Folliculitus Infection of hair follicles o Sty: folliculitus of eyelash *Furuncle: abbsess (boils) pus surrounded by inflamed tissue *Carbuncle: furuncle spread to tissue under
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This note was uploaded on 07/12/2011 for the course NURSING 000 taught by Professor Clark during the Spring '11 term at Alabama.

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