The reason organisms look purplish blue on Gram stain is because they have/make:
What are the 3 ways to get skin manifestations from infectious agents?
What are 3 types of spreading infections?
4 main characteristics of Pyogenic cocci in general
infections due to wet skin
--especially troops during training or combat with wet or damp boots
cutaneous lesion that develops secondary to pressure injury and is informally referred to as a bed sore
--constant pressure of an immobilized pt can lead to skin necrosis and possible secondary infection
What is another name for Group A Streptococci (GAS)?
--clear zone of complete hemolysis on the blood agar plate
group of infections that affect the skin and soft tissues
---most common in preschool kids and in hot humid weather
---compared to pyogenic which is pus-forming
pallor of face
desquamation of skin
intraepidermal vesicles filled with exudates
common in children in warm, moist environments
erythema, induration, heat and pain
often occurs in 6-15 year olds after throat infection with certain rheumatogenic M types of group A streptococci
CROSS-REACTION between anti-M antibodies and heart tissue