Superficial Staphylococcal and Streptococcal Infections

  • Grant Ghahramani


Skin infections are commonly secondary to infection of Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A β-hemolytic streptococci), Stapylococcus aureus, or a combination of the 2 g positive organisms.


Staphylococcus Streptococcus Abscess Cellulitis Pustule Erysipelas Gram positive Infection 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Grant Ghahramani
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  1. 1.Cotton O’Neil DermatologyTopekaUSA

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