The Skin Microflora and Microbial Skin Disease
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BeschreibungA book which surveys the world of the skin and its microflora, in health and disease, and in animals as well as man. The approach is essentially an ecological one, moving from the physical and chemical properties of the skin as a microbial habitat, through a consideration of the various major groups of microorganisms associated with it, to an account of the complex associations between these microorganisms. The skin flora in health is introduced as a prelude to the understanding of microbial skin disease, and the mechanisms of pathogenicity are explained as the major groups of infective skin conditions are reviewed. The principles of treatment, disinfection and prevention receive proper attention, as does the important topic of hospital-acquired infection, where the skin is so often implicated. The text is accompanied by numerous tables containing a wealth of practical and experimental detail, and is extensively referenced. This is a book which will be essential to dermatologists, medical microbiologists, veterinarians and research workers in these fields.
InhaltsverzeichnisPreface; 1. The basis of the skin surface ecosystem D. McEwan Jenkinson; 2. Nutrition of cutaneous resident microorganisms K. T. Holland; 3. Physical factors affecting skin flora and skin disease M. E. McBride; 4. Coryneform bacteria J. J. Leyden and K. J. McGinley; 5. Coryneforms as pathogens J. J. Leyden and K. J. McGinley; 6. Staphylococci on the skin W. C. Noble; 7. Staphylococci as pathogens W. C. Noble; 8. Streptococci and the skin M. Barnham; 9. Other cutaneous bacteria W. C. Noble; 10. Fungi and fungal infections of the skin R. J. Hay; 11. Bacterial and fungal disease in animals D. H. Lloyd; 12. Viral skin disease in humans P. Morgan-Capner; 13. Viral skin disease in animals D. H. Lloyd; 14. Microbial interactions on skin R. P. Allaker and W. C. Noble; 15. Adherence of skin microorganisms and the development of skin flora from birth R. Aly and D. J. Bibel; 16. Skin disinfection H. Kobayashi; Index.
Pressestimmen..".The skin flora in health is introduced as a prelude to the understanding of microbial skin disease, and the mechanisms of pathogenicity are explored as the major groups of infective skin conditions are reviewed. The principles of treatment, disinfection and prevention receive proper attent ion, as does the important topic of hospital-acquired infection, where the skin is so often implicated." Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Untertitel: Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2004
Seitenanzahl: 404 Seiten