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Microbiology of Trauma

  • John A. WashingtonII


To the degree that trauma imposes a derangement in host defense mechanisms and thereby provides opportunity for infection to begin, the microbiology of trauma represents a survey of opportunistic microorganisms. The term “opportunistic infection,” however, generally is used only for those infections due to organisms not usually considered to be pathogenic, a qualification which is partially applicable to trauma1.


Anaerobic Bacterium Necrotizing Fasciitis Serratia Marcescens Anaerobic Infection Mycobacterium Fortuitum 
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