Bacterial Diseases. Pathogenicity. “the state of producing or being able to produce pathological changes and disease”. Staphylococcus. “a genus of gram-negative, nonmotile, opportunistic bacteria which tend to aggregate in irregular, grape-like clusters”. Readings Question #1.
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“spherical shaped bacteria occurring in chains”
What are the implications for the embalmer when dealing with saprophytes?
1) lobar pneumonia
3) otitis media
Clostridium perfringens is the causative agent of a postmortem condition known as tissue gas.
List 3 things that may result in this condition in the decedent.
List 7 conditions that predispose the decedent to tissue gas formation.
2) inadequate refrigeration