Erysipelas - Erysipelas. Erysipelas is a skin disease...

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Unformatted text preview: Erysipelas. Erysipelas is a skin disease caused by Streptococcus pyogenes and other pathogenic streptococci. Small, bright, raised lesions develop at the site of streptococcal entry to the skin and grow with sharply defined borders. Penicillin therapy is employed. Impetigo contagiosum. Impetigo contagiosum is a contagious skin infection accompanied by pus. It is caused by species of streptococci, staphylococci, and others. The disease commonly occurs in children and is easily transmitted among them. Penicillin therapy is often recommended. Madura foot. Madura foot is a general name for infections of the feet due to many microorganisms. Among the causes are species of soil bacteria belonging to the genera Nocardia, Actinomyces , and Streptomyces. These and other bacteria enter the tissues and cause granular lesions that spread and eventually invade the bone and muscle. Sulfurlike granules represent accumulations of spread and eventually invade the bone and muscle....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course BIO 1421 taught by Professor Farr during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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