Skin Microbiology: Relevance to Clinical Infection by Wesley E. Kloos (auth.), Howard I. Maibach M.D., Raza Aly

By Wesley E. Kloos (auth.), Howard I. Maibach M.D., Raza Aly Ph.D. (eds.)

Not because the 1965 ebook of epidermis micro organism lind Their position in an infection has our wisdom of medical dermis microbiology been reviewed and sum­ marized. within the greater than a decade and a part seeing that that book, we've seen a cautious reevaluation of the tips and knowledge present in 1965 and the improvement of vital new discoveries and knowledge. This quantity, dermis Microbiology: Relevance to scientific an infection, experiences advancements within the box given that 1965 and summarizes the present kingdom ofthe paintings in thirty-six rigorously ready chapters. Emphasis is at the scientific in keeping with­ spective instead of instantly microbiology, even though we contain sufficient of the latter to place the medical points in a formal medical context. The authors contributing to this quantity symbolize a move element of gurus within the many area of expertise parts that give a contribution to our wisdom of dermis microbiology. They contain investigators in microbiology, infectious illness, epidemiology, surgical procedure, pediatrics, and dermatology. major ef­ forts were made to reduce repetition and overlap within the a number of chapters. on occasion, even if, details is intentionally repeated on the way to offer for the reader an important body of reference. we are hoping that this quantity could be of worth to dermatologists, microbio­ logists, pediatricians, surgeons, public medical examiners, nurses, and others in­ volved within the prognosis and therapy of dermatologic difficulties attributable to micro organism. The editors recognize with appreciation the help of Drs. A. Allen, F. Marzulli, F. Engley, G. Hildick-Smith, A. Kligman, M. Bruch, H. Eiermann, and D. Taplin.

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3). 2. Coagulase-negative cocci from urinary tract infection classified as S. saprophyticus biotype 3 sensu Baird-Parker (1974) Identification sensu Kloos and Schleifer (1975) Percentage distribution S. saprophyticus S. warneri S. cohnii Others Namavar et al. 3. Gram-negative bacilli isolated from the toe webs of a sample of 43 persons Nomenclature according to API 20E Moraxella lwoffi Enterobacter cloacae Alcaligenes A eromonas hydrophila Proteus mirabilis A cinetobacter calcoaceticus Pseudomonas aeruginosa Pseudomonas maltophila Escherichia coli Citrobacter freundii Others a Subjects 4 3 3 2 2 I I I I I 9 aNot identified by API 20E alone.

Tachibana DK (1976) Microbiology of the foot. A Rev Microbiol 30:351-375 58. Taplin D, Zaias N (1968) The etiology of pitted keratolysis. XIII Int Cong Dermattll 1:593 58a. White, SW and Smith, J (1979) Trichomycosis Pubis. Arch Dermatol 115:444-445 59. YoussefN, Wyborn CHE, Holt G, Noble We, Clayton YM (\978) Antibiotic production by dermatophyte fungi. J Gen Microbiol 101: 105-111 Chapter 4 Factors Controlling Skin Bacterial Flora RAZA AL Y AND HOWARD MAIBACH Several factors control skin colonization of bacteria, including pathogens, on human skin.

And coryneforms with cell-wall patterns uncharacteristic of Corynebacterium, some of which may be resident while others are undoubtedly derived from the environment. In conditions of poor hygiene, humidity, and occlusion these may increase. The brevibacteria that occur on skin are similar to the type species B. linens which is found in dairy products. They differ principally in the lack of orange pigment, higher salt tolerance, and growth temperature of the cutaneous strains. Sharpe et al. 43 discovered brevi bacteria with these properties in dairy products and postulated that they were derived from human skin.

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