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NADPH oxidase deficiency
susceptible to catalase producing organisms (host H202 not converted to reactive oxygen species, instead is bacteria substrate)

chronic granulomatous disease

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forms large golden colonies on gross exam (colonies of pigmented bacteria)

s. AUreus = gold

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yellow (sulfur) granules on gross exam (colonies of pigmented bacteria surrounded by neutrophils)

actinomyces israeli

israel has yellow sand

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blue-green pigment on gross exam (colonies of pigmented bacteria)

pseudomonas aeruginosa

pseudomonas is associated with water and air: hot tub faliculitis, burn infections, sweaty sneakers
(blue/green)
AERUGala = green

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red pigment on gross exam (colonies of pigmented bacteria)

serratia marcescens

maraschino cherry = red

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skin infections caused by s. pyogenes (group A strep) and s. aureus

cellulitis: deep skin infection (warm, tender, red, edema)
impetigo: superficial skin infection (red, small vesicles or blisters, vesicles can rupture and leak yellow fluid "honey-crusted" lesion", skin/face/mouth/cheeks

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most common aerobic skin flora

staph epidermidis

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