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Normal Skin Flora & Bacterial Infections of the Integumentary System

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Diversity of the skin @ different body sites
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•#1 Coagulase negative staphylococci, e.g.,
→→ Staphylococcus epidermidis: no associated skin disease despite large numbers on skin but involved in IV catheter infections & prosthetic device infections.

•Propionibacterium sp.: produce fatty acids which inhibit most bacteria including most Gram-negatives (except Acinetobacter)* Propionibacterium acnes associated with acnes & opportunistic infections.

•Staphylococcus aureus - small #s in moist areas; larger #s on cutaneous surfaces of diabetics, injection drug users, & some health care workers.