Skin Microflora

Leyden, James J.; McGinley, Kenneth J.; Nordstrom, Katrina M.; Webster, Guy F.
March 1987
Journal of Investigative Dermatology;Mar87 Supplement, Vol. 88, p65s
Academic Journal
Dissimilarities of different regions of skin are truly profound and are necessarily reflected in the density and diversity of the organisms which inhabit them. The cutaneous microflora consists of a limited number of aerobic and anaerobic bacterial species. As such it stands in contrast to the highly complex flora found in other body areas such as the gastrointestinal tract, the oral cavity and the vagina. Significant variations in both the total numbers of bacteria and the composition of the bacterial flora exist for different body regions.


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