Skin Microbiology

Relevance to Clinical Infection

  • Howard I. Maibach
  • Raza Aly

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Cutaneous Flora and Its Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David G. Pitcher, Peter J. H. Jackman
      Pages 19-28
    3. Raza Aly, Howard Maibach
      Pages 29-39
    4. R. R. Marples
      Pages 45-49
    5. L. Joseph Wheat, Richard B. Kohler, Arthur White
      Pages 50-58
    6. Joseph Greenberg
      Pages 59-62
    7. Sydney Selwyn
      Pages 63-74
  3. Topical Skin Antibacterials

  4. Bacterial Adherence and Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Raza Aly, H. R. Shinefield, Howard I. Maibach
      Pages 171-179
  5. Infections and Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Alfred M. Allen, David Taplin
      Pages 183-191
    3. W. Christopher Duncan, Mollie E. McBride, John M. Knox
      Pages 220-230
    4. Howard Maibach, Raza Aly
      Pages 233-244
    5. John F. Burke
      Pages 265-268
    6. William T. Speck, Jane O’Neill, John M. Driscoll, Herbert S. Rosenkranz
      Pages 275-286
  6. Acne

  7. Skin Infection: Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Alexander S. D. Spiers, Sylvia F. Dias, José A. Lopez
      Pages 305-316
    3. Sydney Selwyn
      Pages 317-328
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 343-354

About this book


Not since the 1965 pUblication of Skin Bacteria lind Their Role in Infection has our knowledge of clinical skin microbiology been reviewed and sum­ marized. In the more than a decade and a half since that publication, we have seen a careful reevaluation of the ideas and information current in 1965 and the development of important new discoveries and information. This volume, Skin Microbiology: Relevance to Clinical Infection, reviews developments in the field since 1965 and summarizes the current state ofthe art in thirty-six carefully prepared chapters. Emphasis is on the clinical per­ spective rather than straight microbiology, although we include enough of the latter to put the clinical aspects in a proper scientific context. The authors contributing to this volume represent a cross section of authorities in the many specialty areas that contribute to our knowledge of skin microbiology. They include investigators in microbiology, infectious disease, epidemiology, surgery, pediatrics, and dermatology. Significant ef­ forts have been made to minimize repetition and overlap in the various chapters. In some cases, however, information is deliberately repeated in order to provide for the reader a necessary frame of reference. We hope that this volume will be of value to dermatologists, microbio­ logists, pediatricians, surgeons, public health workers, nurses, and others in­ volved in the diagnosis and treatment of dermatologic problems caused by bacteria. The editors acknowledge with appreciation the assistance of Drs. A. Allen, F. Marzulli, F. Engley, G. Hildick-Smith, A. Kligman, M. Bruch, H. Eiermann, and D. Taplin.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Howard I. Maibach
    • 1
  • Raza Aly
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of California, School of MedicineSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Dermatology, Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of California, School of MedicineSan FranciscoUSA

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