Skin Flora - by Staphylococcus epidermidis and...

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Skin Flora The surface of the skin itself comprises several distinct environments. Areas such as the axilla (armpit), the perineum (groin) and the toe webs provide typically moister regions for bacterial growth. These "tropical forest" environments often harbor the largest diversity amongst the skin flora. Typical organisms include Staphylococcus aureus , Corynebacterium and some Gram-negative bacteria. The bulk of the human skin surface, however, is much drier and is predominantly inhabited
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Unformatted text preview: by Staphylococcus epidermidis and Propionobacterium . Oral Cavity and Nasopharyngeal Flora Streptococci predominate in the oral cavity and nasopharyngeal regions but one can also find other anaerobes and species of Neisseria . Many potential pathogens may also be found in the nasopharynx of a healthy individual, providing a reservoir for infection of others. These pathogens include Streptococcus pneumoniae , Neisseria meningitidis and Haemophilus influenzae...
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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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