Introduction to the Microbial World
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Virus Rx = Anti-fusion, anti-nucleic acid, anti-release
Prokaryote Rx = Anti cell wall (peptidoglycan) penicillin, cephaslosporins, vancomycin. Anti-70S ribosomes- tetracycline, macrocodes, lincosomides
Eukaryote Rx (FUNGUS): Anti-ergosterol - nystatin, imidazole, terbinafine. Anti.chitin- nikkomycin. Anti-glucan -echinocandins. The sterol complex carbohydrate cell wall in fungi = material that make the fungi calcified in the body over time.
Eukaryote Rx (Parasite): Most anti parasitic drugs have some toxicity for human. Makes them difficult to treat.
Skin: Staph epidermidis
Nose: Staph aureus, Staph. epidermidis
Oropharynx: viridian streptococci (plaque and dental caries)
Colon: E. coli, Bacteroides fragilis
Vagina (during menarche): Lactobacillus. Pre-menarchal and post menopausal = staph aureus predominates.
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