Chapter 4. Host–Pathogen Relationship in Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Caused by Group A streptococcus and Staphylococcus aureus

  1. Professor Philippe Sansonetti
  1. Inbal Mishalian,
  2. Miriam Ravins,
  3. Moshe Baruch,
  4. Merav Persky,
  5. Ilia Belotserkovsky and
  6. Emanuel Hanski

Published Online: 25 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527629664.ch4

Bacterial Virulence: Basic Principles, Models and Global Approaches

Bacterial Virulence: Basic Principles, Models and Global Approaches

How to Cite

Mishalian, I., Ravins, M., Baruch, M., Persky, M., Belotserkovsky, I. and Hanski, E. (2010) Host–Pathogen Relationship in Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Caused by Group A streptococcus and Staphylococcus aureus, in Bacterial Virulence: Basic Principles, Models and Global Approaches (ed P. Sansonetti), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527629664.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Institut Pasteur Unite de Pathogénie Microbienne Moléculaire, INSERM U786, Institut Pasteur, 28, rue du Docteur Roux, 75724 Paris, Cedex 15, France

Author Information

  1. The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Institute of Microbiology, Jerusalem 91120, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 17 FEB 2010

Book Series:

  1. Infection Biology

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527323265

Online ISBN: 9783527629664

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Keywords:

  • host–pathogen relationship;
  • skin infection;
  • soft tissue infections;
  • group A streptococcus (GAS);
  • Staphylococcus aureus (SA);
  • leukocytes;
  • cationic antimicrobial peptides;
  • bacterial resistance mechanisms

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Restriction of GAS and SA Cutaneous Infections by Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides and Bacterial Resistance Mechanisms to these Compounds

  • Leukocytes and Cutaneous SA and GAS Infection

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References