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Chapter 5 : Outbreaks of Diseases of the Skin, Eyes, and Deep Tissues

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The skin is an effective barrier to prevent microbes from infecting underlying tissues. In outbreaks, the integrity of the skin is typically compromised by trauma or by medical procedures, surgery or needle sticks. Microbes that infect the skin attach to the epithelium or to tissues in hair follicles or glands of the skin. This section presents a variety of outbreaks of infection by viral and bacterial pathogens. Community-acquired infections of skin, blood, and connective tissue are common. The challenges in prevention of future outbreaks lie in identifying the source of infection, revising procedures, and implementing appropriate quality assurance for compliance. A table illustrates selected outbreak-causing pathogens of skin, soft tissues, and blood. A sub-section is devoted to reference material for pathogens and diseases of the skin, eyes, and deep tissues. The section discusses various outbreaks, including those of , Dermatitis, gas gangrene, and conjunctivitis. Each outbreak is discussed and information concludes with questions and student activity.

Citation: Anderson R. 2006. Outbreaks of Diseases of the Skin, Eyes, and Deep Tissues, p 151-180. In Outbreak. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555816322.ch5
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Selected outbreak-causing pathogens of skin, soft tissues, and blood

Citation: Anderson R. 2006. Outbreaks of Diseases of the Skin, Eyes, and Deep Tissues, p 151-180. In Outbreak. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555816322.ch5

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