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Humans are a natural reservoir for S. aureus, and asymptomatic colonization is far more common than infection. Colonization of the nasopharynx, perineum, or skin, particularly if the cutaneous barrier has been disrupted or damaged, may occur shortly after birth and may recur anytime thereafter (6). Family members of a colonized infant may also become colonized. Transmission occurs by direct contact to a colonized carrier. Carriage rates are 25% to 50%; higher rates than in the general population are observed in injection drug users, persons with insulin-dependent diabetes, patients with dermatologic conditions, patients with long-term indwelling intravascular catheters, and health-care workers (7). Young children tend to have higher colonization rates, probably because of their frequent contact with respiratory secretions (8,9). Colonization may be transient or persistent and can last for years (10).
Cutaneous vasculitis (CV) is a term used for inflammation of the blood vessels in the skin that occurs in up to 70% of patients with lupus erythematosus (LE). The inflammation affects the smaller vessels of the skin such as the capillaries and the medium-size vessels that include venules and arterioles.... If untreated, CV can lead to ulceration
Has also been used for management of many disorders, including livedoid vasculitis and leprosy.Presumed mechanism of action is as an anti-inflammatory agent and as a vasodilator.
The value of hyperbaric oxygenation has been well established in the treatment of hypoxic and ischemic wounds in which local oxygen tensions are below optimal for healing. The greatest benefit of hyperbaric oxygen therapy is achieved in situations where the nutritive flow and oxygen supply to the repair tissue are compromised by local injury or infection, but in which the regional vascular network, a prerequisite for oxygen to reach tissues is intact or only partly damaged. On the other hand, hyperbaric oxygen seems to possess significant angiogenic potential in tissues suffering from chronic lack of oxygen due to defective vasculature.
beryl asked the Naked Scientists:I am a 65y old lady with a very low immune system on steroids for 40 years. I've got lupus, myasthenia gravis and lots of other complications.I worked and ran my own cleaning business for 23 years but had to give up last year. I got MRSA in a leg ulcer in May. I'm 99.9% sure I got it up my surgery as it was the only place it was dressed.I have had 3 months of hell with it and had 5 different treatments so far. Can you explain why i was told to go home not to tell family or friends that i have got it? Surely the community and public should be aware about it? What are your thoughts on this please? BerylWhat do you think?
Surely the base of the feet wouldn't be the best place to get something to absorb through the skin? Wrists, maybe?