Staphylococcal Infections


MSH: Infections with bacteria of the genus STAPHYLOCOCCUS.,CSP: infections with bacteria of the genus Staphylococcus; includes staphylococcal pneumonia, staph skin infections, furunculosis, carbuncle, impetigo, Ritter disease, scalded skin syndrome, etc.,MEDLINEPLUS: <p>Staph is short for <em>Staphylococcus</em>, a type of bacteria. There are over 30 types, but <em>Staphylococcus aureus</em> causes most staph infections (pronounced "staff infections"), including</p><ul> <li>Skin infections</li> <li>Pneumonia</li> <li>Food poisoning</li> <li>Toxic shock syndrome</li> <li>Blood poisoning (bacteremia)</li></ul><p>Skin infections are the most common. They can look like pimples or boils. They may be red, swollen and painful, and sometimes have pus or other drainage. They can turn into <a href=''>impetigo</a>, which turns into a crust on the skin, or <a href=''>cellulitis</a>, a swollen, red area of skin that feels hot

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