Staphylococcus Aureus

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what is staph infection ?

it is an group of bacteria that can cause many diseases as a result of infection of various tissues of the body.

what staph infection look like

staph infection looks like a bunch of grapes or little round berries under a microscoope but on the human skin , looks like an infected red bump

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How staph infection attacks its victim

what it does

Staphylococcal pneumonia predominantly affects people with underlying lung disease and can lead to abscess formation within the lungs. Infection of the heart valves (endocarditis) can lead to heart failure. Spread of Staphylococci to the bones can result in severe inflammation of the bones known as osteomyelitis. When Staph bacteria are present in the blood, a condition known as staphylococcal sepsis (widespread infection of the bloodstream) or staphylococcal bacteremia exists. Also it can leak into the blood stream which can get into the mothers milk supply

Symptoms of staph infection

Staphylococcal disease of the skin usually results in a localized collection of pus, known as an abscess, boil, or furuncle, depending upon the exact type of lesion that is present. The affected area may be red, swollen, and painful

How to treat it

Minor skin infections are usually treated with an antibiotic ointment such as a nonprescription triple-antibiotic mixture , But MRSA is one example of a so-called "superbug," an informal term used to describe a strain of bacteria that has become resistant to the antibiotics usually used to treat it.

where staph infection come from

contaimented water or drinks , also Anyone can develop a Staph infection, including newborn infants, breastfeeding women, and people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, cancer, vascular disease, and lung disease. , those with skin injuries or disorders, and those with a weakened immune system have an increased risk of developing Staph infections.
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