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  • Cases Of Streptococcal Infections
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    Impetigo is a bacterial infection caused by Streptococcus and / or Staphylococcus organisms. Both staphylococcus and streptococcus are part of the normal flora found on human skin, but given the opportunity they can become pathogenic. Streptococcus is a spherical bacterium that is arranged into chains. It is Gram positive and catalase negative. Group A Streptococcus (GAS), such as Streptococcus pyogenes, are responsible for most cases of streptococcal infections. The letter A is part of a classi...
  • Stage Of Frostbite
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    Frostbite occurs when skin tissue and blood vessels are damaged from exposure to temperatures below 32 degrees fahrenheit. It mostly affects the toes, fingers, earlobes, chin, cheeks and nose, body parts which are often left uncovered in cold temperatures. Frostbite can occur rapidly or gradually, depending on the temperature conditions and how long it is exposed. Frostbite has three stages. They are frost nip, superficial frostbite, and deep frostbite. Frost nip occurs when you have this pins a...
  • Signs Of The Flesh Eating Bacteria
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    Some call it 'horror'; and some call it 'the super germ'; , but now, our always known 'regular'; bacteria, those one-celled creatures once considered under control with antibiotics, have invaded our hospitals and headlines with a vengeance. The vengeance used against us is caused by an existing organism called necrotizing fasciitis, the so-called flesh-eating bacteria, caused by Group A streptococcus. What this organism does is progressively destroy the human body tissue all the way to the bone....
  • Group A Streptococci Infection
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    Necrotizing Fasciitis from an essay by Katrina Tram Duong, edited by S.N. Carson M.D. Necrotizing, known commonly known as 'flesh eating bacteria [infection]', occurs in a wide range of people 1. It occurs in the elderly, middle aged and younger patients. It occurs in athletes and debilitated individuals. It can occur in drug abusers with self inflicted wounds and healthy individuals with incidental injuries. It may occur in those with metabolic disorders such as diabetes and those with suppress...
  • Skin Infection
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    Impetigo Although frequent in children, impetigo can occur in people of any age. Impetigo is a skin infection that is generally caused by one of two bacteria: Groups A streptococcus or staphylococcus aureus. Impetigo is most common in young children and is also contagious. A child is more probable to develop impetigo if his or her skin has already been irritated or injured by other skin problems. It can affect any skin on the body, but it is most common around the nose and mouth. It forms round,...

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