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Normal Flora

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Topic updated on 07/24/16 6:28am

Overview
  • Skin
    • Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • Nose
    • Staphylococcus epidermidis
    • colonized by Staphylococcus aureus (~25% people)
  • Oropharynx
    • viridans group streptococci
  • Dental plaque
    • Streptococcus mutans
  • Colon
    • Bacteroides (99% of GI tract bacteria)
    • Escherichia coli
  • Vagina
    • Lactobacillus
    • colonized by Escherichia coli and group B strep
In Neonates
  • GI tract of fetus is sterile
  • Neonates are rapidly colonized after birth
  • Infants delivered via cesarean section have unstable flora for longer


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