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catalase +

All staph

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coagulase + staph species

Stpah A

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associated with indwelling medical devices

Staph epidermis

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assiciayed with UTIs in sexually active women

Staph saprophyticus

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most common bacteria colonizing human skin

staph epidermis

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most pathenogenic skin pathogen

staph A

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sensitive to novobiocin

staph epidermis

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primary host defense against staph infection

PMN

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human defense to staph toxins

antibodies

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cellular immune response efficiveness to staph

very little

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virulence factors of ALL staph species

peptidoglycan and teichoic acids in cell walls
capsular polyasccharides
adhesions

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causes sx of toxic shock

endotoxins

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what you MUST do to an abcess

drain it

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what you MUST do to an infected indwelling device

remove it

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virulance factors of staph A

enterotoxins, exfoliative toxins, toxic shock syndrome toxins

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what makes you suck in Staph food poisoning

enterotixin

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pathenogenesis of toxic shock syndrome

cytotoxic storm resulting from superantigens

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where you isolate Staph A from on the pt in toxamia

nasopharynx (SSSS) wound/vagina (TSS)

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serious forms of staph infection

endocarditis, septic arthritis, osteomyeltis, pneumonia