DIRECT CONTACT - Leprosy— Mycobacterium leprae—...

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DIRECT CONTACT Bacteria Tetanus— Clostridium tetani— anaerobe that may establish an infection in puncture wounds & produce a toxin that leads to severe convulsions Gas gangrene— Clostridium perfringens— wound infection causes spreading necrosis of tissue; often fatal without proper treatment Stpahylococcal infections Tularemia— Francisella tularensis— ulcer at infection site—enlarged lymph nodes which Anthrax— Bacillus anthracis— cutaneous form causes nasty ulcer; inhalation form highly fatal Brucellosis Pseudomonas infections
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Unformatted text preview: Leprosy— Mycobacterium leprae— requires prolonged close contact for transmission—areas of skin lose sensation, nodules form—deformation of hands & face Viruses Rabies—transmitted in saliva of infected animal (or person)—fatal encephalitis Warts—papilloma viruses—unlike genital warts, these are relatively harmless Fungi Ringworm & other dermatomycoses— Microsporum, Trichophyton, Epidermophyton species Candidiasis— Candida albicans —causes infections of mucous membrane of vagina (vaginitis) or mouth (thrush)—usually occurs when bacteria in area are suppressed by antibiotics and normal flora fungi flourish...
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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