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Unformatted text preview: opsonization and the action of complement. EPIDEMIOLOGY: These organisms are ubiquitous. Prior to 1950, most staphylococci were sensitive to penicillin; now, most are resistant (hospital strains). Synthetic penicillins have been very useful but now resistance to vancomycin is spreading....
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