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Skin carriage of the Micrococcaceae
  1. W. C. Noble
  1. Department of Bacteriology, St John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin, Lisle Street, Leicester Square, London


    The micrococcal flora of the skin of 382 children and 378 adults have been investigated using a scheme derived from the work of Baird-Parker (1963). The predominant groups are Staphylococcus type 2 and Micrococcus type 2. Some differences in the carriage at different sites have been found: in general the nose, axillae, groin, and toe webs have a similar flora but this differs a little from other, glabrous skin sites.

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