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What is normal flora?
Who is part of normal flora?
Medical impotance of NF members
1
What is commensals?
2
What are organs are sterile?
3
Difference between carrier state/presence of these organisms
4
Normal flora/ colonization with new organism
5
What is colonization resistance?
6
Normal flora of the skin
Members
Potencial pathogens
Staphylococcus epidermidis- artificial heart valves and prosthetic joints
Propionbacterium acnes- acne
Candida albicans- systemic diseases in IV catheters and IV drug users
Normal flora of the respiratory tract
Members
Potencial pathogens
Staph aureus- newborn nursery
Streo mutans- subacite bacterial endocarditis
Bacteroids in gingiva- lung abscesses
Actinomyces israelii-jaw, lungs and abdomen abscesses
Normal flora of the intestinal tract
Members
Potencial pathogens
9 E coli- UTI
Enterococcus faecalis- UTI and endocarditis
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Clostridium difficile-clyndamycin
Normal flora of genitourinary tract
Members
Potencial pathogens
Candida albicans
Strep- sepsis and meningitis in newborn
S aureus- Toxic shork syndrome