Flashcards - Bacterial Skin and Wound Infections

Flashcards - Bacterial Skin and Wound Infections
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anthrax
Anthrax is an infection caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis
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necrotizing fasciitis
Necrotising fasciitis , commonly known as flesh-eating disease, is an infection that results in the death of the body's soft tissue
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Staphylococcus aureus
Staphylococcus aureus is a gram-positive coccal bacterium that is a member of the Firmicutes, and is frequently found in the nose, respiratory tract, and on the skin
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Staphylococcus aureus
Staphylococcus aureus is a gram-positive coccal bacterium that is a member of the Firmicutes, and is frequently found in the nose, respiratory tract, and on the skin
necrotizing fasciitis
Necrotising fasciitis , commonly known as flesh-eating disease, is an infection that results in the death of the body's soft tissue
anthrax
Anthrax is an infection caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis
endospores
An endospore is a dormant, tough, and non-reproductive structure produced by certain bacteria from the Firmicute phylum
leprosy
Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease , is a long-term infection caused by the bacilli Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium lepromatosis
gangrene
Gangrene is a type of necrosis caused by a critically insufficient blood supply
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium that can cause disease in plants and animals, including humans

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