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Skin and Soft tissue

Skin and soft tissue infections facts

What is folliculitis? Staph aureus! Infection of hair follicles
What does folliculitis look like? Pustules with red rim, central hair follicle
What is a furuncle? Boil. Most often Staph aureu
What is a carbuncle? Densue group of furuncles in ares of thick skin
What does MRSA stand for? Methicillin resistant Staph aureus
What does MRSA patients present with? Spider bite lesion
What is a paronychia? Infection between anil plate of a digit and the cutilcle. Staph most common agent.
What is a Erysipela? Dermis infection, peripheral spread via lymphatics
What are erysipelas caused by? Group A strep
What are the clinical manifestaions of Erysipela? Abrupt onset of bright red, sharply demarcated fever, rigors, increased WBC intense pain
What does cellulitis look like? Localized area of inflammation charachterized by WBC inflitration of dermis, capillary dilatation, proliferation of bacteria
Clinical symptoms of cellulitis? Local pain, erythema, swelling and heat, often with systemic signs.
Common etiologies of Cellulitis? Strep and Staph
What is lymphangitis? Cutaneous infection leading to infection of lymphatics
What is lymphangitis caused by? Group A strep
What is panniculitis? Inflammation of adipose tissue. It is characterized by red subcutaneous nodules
What is necrotizing fasciitis? Infection of fascia and subcutaenous fat
What are the portal of entries of Necro fasiitis? post op, GI perforation/abscess, superficial injury
What is the etiology of N. Fasciitis? Type I/II
Created by: villagejoker