Category Archives: Module-Skin soft tissue infection

Skin soft tissue module – references for other important topics (part 2)

Scabies The efficacy of mass drug administration strategies to control scabies in a highly endemic population – NHMRC ongoing research project in the pacific . Scabies: an ancient global disease with a need for new therapies : recent BMC review – excellent … Continue reading

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Skin and Soft tissue – Short answer questions- annotated

Describe how Staphylococcus aureus is identified in the lab : a discussion of methods should include: Gram stain appearance Colony morphology on blood agar – may be haemolytic- colour etc Coagulase detection – bound coagulase and tube coagulase – NB these … Continue reading

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Blood culture liaison process – advice by organism type- Gram positives

SECOND CLINICIAN CALL: Confirmed culture identification with susceptibility available Prior to calling, check the isolate antibiogram to see that species and susceptibility make sense – see EUCAST Expert rules which provide intrinsic resistance characters by species, including unusual phenotypes. If … Continue reading

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