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Staphylococcus bacteria cause staph infections and

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Staphylococcus bacteria cause staph infections and staphylococcal infections are among the most common bacterial skin infections. Staphylococci are part of the normal flora on the skin and in the nose of healthy adults (Van Meter, Van Meter, & Hubert, 2010, p. 200). Cellulitis is a spreading bacterial infection of the skin and the tissues immediately beneath the skin (Van Meter, Van Meter, & Hubert, 2010, p. 204). Many different bacteria can cause cellulitis but the most common are those of the Streptococcus and Staphylococcus species (Van Meter, Van Meter, & Hubert, 2010, p. 204).
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A carbuncle is a red, swollen and painful cluster of boils that are connected to each other under the skin and Staphylococcus aureus bacteria cause carbuncles (Van Meter, Van Meter, & Hubert, 2010, p. 479). 3. Describe three (3) common fungal infections (mycoses) of the skin. Be sure to give the name of the specific organism that causes each and describe some common signs and symptoms of each: Impetigo is a superficial skin infection usually caused by S. aureus and occasionally by S. pyogenes. Symptoms include red areas with pus pockets containing yellow filled fluid. Ecthyma is a cutaneous infection characterized by thickly crusted erosions or ulcerations. S. aureus or S. pyogenes is the usual pathogen of ecthyma. Infection begins with vesicles and bullae that progress to punched-out ulcerations with an adherent crust.
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  • Winter '19
  • Bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, Van Meter

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