Flashcards in Microbiology Chapter 18 Deck (11):
Enzyme that clots blood to form fibrin layer of abcess
Allows invasion of tissues
Converts plasminogen to plasmin, which degrades host tissue
Affects mostly newborns and babies.
Bullous lesions (blister).
Desquamation (loss of protective keratinized skin layer.
Exfolliative toxin produced by lysogenic phage causes the major signs and symptoms of SSSS.
Skin will heal, but loss of skin makes patient vulnerable to secondary infections.
Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome (SSSS)
Life-threatening for immunocomromised individuals.
Human Herpesvirus 3.
Virus causing chicken pox remains in nerves as a latent infection and alter reemrges as shingles.
Associated with aspirin use.
Eliminated due to world-wide vaccine program.
Very infectious viral disease (epidemic).
Considered a bioterrorism agent.
Only known lab samples are kept in the US and Russia.
Vaccine available (MMR - measles, mumps, rubella), but disease still exists.
Soplik's spots (red patches with blue/white grain-like centers in the mouth)
Fungal infection (mycosis)
Conditions name - tinea