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Vessicle
A fluid-filled blister; example: Herpes simplex 1.
blister
Bulla
A vessicle larger than 1 cm.
vessicle
Maculle
A flat, red lesion.
Pustule
Papule with pus.
Papule
A small, solid elevationof the skin.
Normal flora (microbioata)
Is gram-positive, can be cured by PCN, is salt tolerant, and includes: 1) staphylococi, 2) micrococci, and 3) diptheroids.
G+/-?
Sty
An infected follicle of an eyelash.
sty=eye
Folliculitis
An infection of a hair follicle. It often appears as a pimple.
hair follcile
Furuncle (boil)
A more serious follicle infection; a type of abcess.
abcess
Carbuncle
A hard, round deep inflammation of the tissue under the skin.
under skin
Abcess
A localized region of pus surrounded by inflammed tissue.
localized

Exfoliative toxin
the toxin responsible for scalded skin syndrome.
Staphylococcal infections of skin
They always carry the risk of the underlying tissue becoming infected or the infection entering the bloodstream.
risks?
Stahpylococcus epidermidis
Gram-positive cocci which is coagulase-negative (meaning it does not have the ability to coagulate: clot)
G+/-, ability to clot?
Stahpylococcus aureus
Gram-positive cocci that is coagulase-positive. It produces leukocidin.