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Enzyme that clots blood to form fibrin layer of abcess

Coagulate

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Allows invasion of tissues

Hyaluranidase

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Converts plasminogen to plasmin, which degrades host tissue

Streptokinase

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Affects mostly newborns and babies.
Bullous lesions (blister).
Desquamation (loss of protective keratinized skin layer.
High fever.
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)

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Common.
Benign.
Life-threatening for immunocomromised individuals.
Human Herpesvirus 3.

Chickenpox

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Virus causing chicken pox remains in nerves as a latent infection and alter reemrges as shingles.

Shingles

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Associated with aspirin use.

Reyes Syndrome

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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.

Smallpox

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Viral infection.
Vaccine available (MMR - measles, mumps, rubella), but disease still exists.
Soplik's spots (red patches with blue/white grain-like centers in the mouth)

Measles (Rubella)

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Fungal infection (mycosis)
Conditions name - tinea

Ringworm

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Bacterial infection (often infected at birth) that can lead to blindness.

Opthalmia Neonatorum