HOST DEFENS20 - these organisms They may be found in...

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HOST DEFENSES: It is, in fact, the failure of host defense that leads to coliform disease. The normal flora are antagonistic and help prevent infection. Prolonged antibiotic therapy can compromise normal defense mechanisms. Loss of anatomic barriers or immunosuppression are also contributory to coliform disease. EPIDEMIOLOGY: Multiple reservoirs and modes of transmission exist for
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Unformatted text preview: these organisms. They may be found in water (tap or distilled), soil, food and the intestinal tract as well as contaminated hospital food or containers, respiratory equipment, hemodialysis units, intravenous (IV) fluids or caps or staff members. Thus, there are both exogenous and endogenous sources for contamination by these organisms....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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