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Skin wounds

From surgery - indigenous microbiota to tissues --> infection

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Chronic wounds

Result from lack of blood flow --> predisposing condition

Eg. Bed sores

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Acute wounds

Cuts, bites, tubes inserted (catheters, IVs)

Cause bloodstream infection in hospitalized pts

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Staphylococcus aureus

Can initiate disease when penetrate skin barrier or mucous membrane --> create abscess and produce toxins

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Folliculitis

S. Aureus contact disease

Pus-filled pockets at base of hair follicle

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Abscess

S. Aureus contact disease

Pus-filled lesion

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Furuncle

S. Aureus contact disease

Boil, warm, painful abscess in region of hair follicle

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Carbuncle

S. Aureus contact disease

Group of deeper, connected, abscesses --> spread via skin contact

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Impetigo

S. Aureus contact disease

Surface level, very contagious, thin-walled blisters

Toxin-generated contact disease --> blistering of skin

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Scalded skin syndrome

S. Aureus contact disease

Infants, young kids

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Toxic Shock Syndrome

S. Aureus contact disease

Sudden high fever, rash, circulatory collapse

Peeling skin

1980s outbreak from ultra-absorbent tampons

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Proprionibacterium acnes (P. Acnes)

Gram Pos
Acne - chronic inflammation

85% of adolescents and young adults

Hair follicles swollen with sebum and keratinocytes --> become "plugged"

Noncommunicable, nonpreventable