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Bacterial Wound and Skin Infections - Chapter Summary
Use these short lessons to learn about bacterial wound and skin infections. This chapter features brief and engaging lessons that will teach you the types, causes, and prevention of bacterial infections. Short quizzes at the end of each lesson to help reinforce what you've learned and check your mastery of the material. Remember, these lessons are mobile-friendly and can be viewed on your electronic device. Once you've finished this chapter, you will be able to:
- Cite the symptoms and causes of a staph infection
- Explain how to prevent and treat tetanus
- Describe what causes gangrene
1. What Is a Staph Infection? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatments
This lesson will discuss something known as a staph infection. We will delve into Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, septic arthritis, toxic shock syndrome, and antibiotic resistance.
2. Tetanus: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention
In this lesson, we will discuss a well-known condition called tetanus. You will learn about the bacteria, toxins, and symptoms associated with this deadly disease.
3. Gangrene: Signs & Treatment
This lesson will discuss the three major types of gangrene. We will delve into gas gangrene, wet gangrene, and dry gangrene as well as the typical causes and signs associated with these different forms.
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Other chapters within the Biology 103: Microbiology course
- Microbiology Basics
- Biology of Bacteria
- The Disease Process
- Introduction to Viruses
- DNA Viruses
- RNA Viruses
- Diseases Caused By Protozoa
- Fungal Infections
- Foodborne Diseases and Bacterial Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract
- Sexually Transmitted Bacterial Diseases
- Blood-borne Bacterial Diseases
- Bacterial Diseases of the Respiratory Tract
- Principles of Immunology
- Antimicrobial Drugs
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