By: Stephanie Lopez
Diagnosis and Treatment
Staph multiplies in the internal tissue and produce their effect by the formation of endotoxins. The bacteria is associated with boils, and wound infections. With very few exceptions, pathogenic organisms are unable to penetrate the skin. The bacteria enters through wounds where pathogenic organisms come in contact with the muscle tissue and set up the disease locally. They can also be transferred though the lymphatic fluid and through the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Boils can result from the ingress of the bacteria often at a site subject to irritation or pressure.
Possible Complications of Staphylococcus:
Systemic complications included pulmonary emboli, empyema, persistent bacteria entering the body. Such events were rarely life threatening--three of the 34 episodes involving patients without severe concurrent medical problems resulted in death.
People can get staph infections from contaminated objects, but staph bacteria often spread through skin-to-skin contact — the bacteria can be spread from one area of the body to another if someone touches the infected area. Anybody can get Staphylococcus.