Establishment of a superficial skin infection model in mice by using Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes
2005 (English)In: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, ISSN 0066-4804, E-ISSN 1098-6596, Vol. 49, no 8, 3435-3441 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
A new animal model for the purpose of studying superficial infections is presented. In this model, an infection is established by disruption of the skin barrier by partial removal of the epidermal layer by tape stripping and subsequent application of the pathogens Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. The infection and the infection route are purely topical, in contrast to those used in previously described animal models in mice, such as the skin suture-wound model, where the infection is introduced into the deeper layers of the skin. Thus, the present model is considered more biologically relevant for the study of superficial skin infections in mice and humans. Established topical antibiotic treatments are shown to be effective. The procedures involved in the model are simple, a feature that increases throughput and reproducibility. This new model should be applicable to the evaluation of novel antimicrobial treatments of superficial infections caused by S. aureus and S. pyogenes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 49, no 8, 3435-3441 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-76132DOI: 10.1128/AAC.49.8.3435-3441.2005PubMedID: 16048958OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-76132DiVA: diva2:104044