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DIAGNOSIS: Clinical: Generally, a Gram stain of exudate from a lesion can demonstrate the characteristic Gram-positive cocci arranged in clusters. Laboratory: Isolation techniques employ blood agar, mannitol salt agar or potassium- tellurite agar. Bacteriophage testing or serotyping may be utilized. CONTROL: Sanitary: There is virtually no possibility to eliminate these organisms because they are (and have been) a significant part of human normal flora. To control the
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Unformatted text preview: spread of disease, however, clean hospitals and proper food handling are paramount. • Immunological: Nothing really available . But, a new vaccine is in clinical trials (see ICAAC Report ) • Chemotherapeutic: Antibiotics can be used if life-threatening. One should use penicillin if the particular strain is susceptible. Otherwise, methicillin, oxacillin, cephalosporins or vancomycin may be required. Often, surgical drainage is an important treatment....
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