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Aerobic microbial flora of intertrigenous skin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  836026     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The incidence and density of intertrigenous microflora were determined in subjects using nonmedicated soap. The axilla, groin, toe web, and finger web were examined. The incidence of gram-negative rods was 17% for the axilla, 13% for the groin, 10% for the toe web, and 9% for the finger web. Klebsiella, Proteus, and Enterobacter were the predominant organisms, in that order. The highest incidence of Staphylococcus aureus was in the groin (12%) and toe web (11%). Lipophilic diphtheroids were the most prevalent bacteria in the groin (1.1 X 10(6)/cm2) and toe web (1.2 X 10(6)/cm2). Nonlipophilic diphtheroids were the predominant flora in the axilla (1.3 X 10(7)/cm. Micrococci had the highest counts in the toe web (7.6 X 10(5)/cm2). The incidence of coagulase-negative staphylococci was highest in the finger web, but the major flora were those of micrococci.
R Aly; H I Maibach
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied and environmental microbiology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0099-2240     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl. Environ. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  1977 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-03-31     Completed Date:  1977-03-31     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605801     Medline TA:  Appl Environ Microbiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-100     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acinetobacter / isolation & purification*
Enterobacter / isolation & purification
Enterobacteriaceae / isolation & purification*
Klebsiella / isolation & purification
Proteus / isolation & purification
Skin / microbiology*
Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification*

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