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Berenice C. Langdon

and Aodhán S. Breathnach

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date: 21 May 2022

The skin chapter includes 14 skin infection presentations starting with bacterial, then viral, fungal and lastly ectoparasites. It includes the investigation, treatment and laboratory techniques relevant to the key microbes of the following cases; firstly, bacterial infections including abscess, impetigo, leg ulcers, and acne focusing on Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA and Propionibacterium acne, then viruses including shingles, cutaneous warts, molluscum contagiosum, and, orf, including a discussion on electron microscopy, then fungi including tinea capitis, tinea corporis, fungal nail infections, and candida intertrigo focusing on Candida albicans as well as dermatophytes such as Trichophyton soudanense and Microsporum canis and lastly two ectoparasites: scabies and headlice.

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