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Staph Infections

What is a staph bacterium?


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2005-12-05 17:34:44
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A Staph infection is a symptom normally associated with surgery. It is a medical complication that comes from several different problems. Staph is not a virus; it is the common name for the bacterium officially known as Staphylococcus aureus. It is a very common bacterium that lives on skin normally and only becomes a problem if it enters the skin. It (as well as strep) is very common in wound infections; Staph is also found in boils, some food poisoning, some types of pneumonia, Toxic shock syndrome, mastitis, endocarditis, infection of the hair follicles (folliculitis) to name a few. Hope this helps! Dr. B.


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