Asian Spine J.  2019 Apr;13(2):343-356. 10.31616/asj.2017.0239.

Essential Basic Bacteriology in Managing Musculoarticuloskeletal Infection: Bacterial Anatomy, Their Behavior, Host Phagocytic Activity, Immune System, Nutrition, And Antibiotics

Affiliations
  • 1Moon-Kim’s Institute of Orthopedic Research, Seoul, Korea. msmoonos@hotmail.com
  • 2Cheju Halla General Hospital, Jeju, Korea.

Abstract

Surgery-related infections have not been irradicated until now. To solve this problem, it is important to know the relationship between bacterial anatomy and bacterial behavior in the tug-of-war between host and pathogen. In this article, bacterial anatomy and functional behavior, host phagocytic activity, immune system, nutrition and antibiotics are reviewed to win the war against the tiny invaders and leave the host unharmed. My suggestion is that scientists should direct their studies not only to developing potent new antibiotics that will never give rise to drug-resistant mutants, but also to developing a very competitive immune system that can suppress or control infection without the aid of antibiotics.

Keyword

Infection; Bacteria; Immune; Antibiotics

MeSH Terms

Anti-Bacterial Agents*
Bacteria
Bacteriology*
Immune System*
Anti-Bacterial Agents
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