Some Aspects of Human Disease and Staphylococcus Species

Authored by: Daryl S. Paulson

Handbook of Topical Antimicrobials

Print publication date:  September  2002
Online publication date:  September  2002

Print ISBN: 9780824707880
eBook ISBN: 9780203909256
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9780203909256.ch12

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Abstract

Staphylococcus species are prominent pathogenic microorganisms encountered in postsurgical infections of normal individuals, in immunocompromised patients, and in elderly hospitalized medical patients [1]. Staphylococcus species were among the earliest pathogenic bacteria characterized, and, aside from hospital-acquired infections, they are the most common cause of localized suppurative infections in humans.

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