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The outermost and nonvascular layer of the skin, derived from the embryonic ectoderm, varying in thickness from 0.07–1.4 mm. It comprises, from within outward, five layers: (1) basal layer (stratum basale), ; (2) prickle cell or spinous layer (stratum spinosum), (3) granular layer (stratum granulosum), (4) clear layer (stratum lucidum), and (5) ...Read more
Too late: Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common bacteria there is on the planet earth. There is no question that it can be found on almost every surface including the two you mentioned. The question is, does the mere presence mean anything? The answer is no. Unless you have a bad immune system, or one of the more serious subtypes, the mere presence means you are alive here on earth with me. ...Read more
How does staphylococcus bacteria move from one tissue to another inside the body (not on the skin) while it is non-motile?
Resistance to drugs: Some believe over usage of antibiotics by general population with staph becoming resistant. MRSA stands for methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus. First discovered in 1961 now resistant to methicillin, amoxicillin, penicillin, oxacillin, and many other antibiotics.Sometimes difficult to treat. ...Read more
Staphylococcus germ: Staphylococcus albus is what is called a "coagulase-negative Staphylococcus"... basically a lab test that distinguishes it from it's MUCH MORE DANGEROUS cousin, Staphylococcus aureus. Staph is the shortened name - as you might have heard for 'Staph infections'. Most likely this Staph albus was a bystander, but if you have specific questions - an ID doc could help, or the doc who ordered the test ...Read more