HOST DEFENSES - general for anaerobic infections including...

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HOST DEFENSES: Polymorphonuclear leukocytes provide an important first line of phagocytic defense. Anticapsular immunoglobulin plus complement enhance this phagocytosis. EPIDEMIOLOGY: These are infections of endogenous origin. The percentage of Bacteroides in the gingival crevice equals about 16-20% of total flora (8-17% in plaque). DIAGNOSIS: Clinical: Clinical diagnosis relies on factors that are
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Unformatted text preview: general for anaerobic infections including a foul odor of discharge, the localization of the infection, tissue necrosis, production of gas, etc. • Laboratory: A Gram stain and isolation of the responsible agent can be routine employing appropriate sampling, transport and growth procedures. • Bacteroides predominate in the feces, reaching densities of 10 11 /g feces....
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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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