Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 20, issue 4, P759-772 2006 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2006.09.006 View full text
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Fred A. Lopez, Serge Lartchenko

Abstract: Primary skin infections (ie, pyodermas) typically are initiated by some breach in the epidermis, resulting in infection by organisms, such as Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus, that normally colonize the skin. Host-associated factors, such as immunosuppression, vasculopathy, neuropathy, or decreased lymphatic drainage, may predispose to skin infection. The clinical syndromes associated with skin infections are often characteristic and are defined most simplistically by anatomic distribution. Alt…

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