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Pseudomonas aeruginosa; progression from dermal infection to septicaemia

Geerlings, P.M., Penhale, W.J. and Stumbles, P.A. (2009) Pseudomonas aeruginosa; progression from dermal infection to septicaemia. In: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences Annual Postgraduate Research Day, 13 November 2009, Murdoch University.

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Abstract

Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection of a dermal wound can cause life threatening septicaemia, especially in humans and animals with compromised immunity (eg AIDS, organ recipients, burns patients). Most clinical strains produce multiple virulence factors (VF) to facilitate the colonisation, destruction and penetration of the host1,2. ETA and elastase digest collagen, elastin and disrupt cell-to-cell junctions3,4,5, & we are investigating how P.aeruginosa utilises these two of its significant virulence factors to penetrate the circulatory system of the host.

Publication Type: Conference Item
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Murdoch University
Copyright: The Authors
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/30058
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