Infections and Infestations

MRSA Staph Infection, Superbug (CA-MRSA, HA-MRSA) Pictures

What Is a Superbug? Superbugs, also called Multi Drug Resistant (MDR) bacteria are resistant to several antibiotics. Not all superbugs necessary cause a severe infection, though. A common superbug is MRSA. What is MRSA? Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a strain (a genetic variant within the same >> Read More ...

Staphylococcus Epidermidis – Coagolase Negative Staphylococci

There are numerous species of bacteria that naturally live on the skin surface. These bacteria are referred to as the normal skin flora, just as naturally occurring bowel bacteria are known as the normal intestinal flora. Some of these bacteria are relatively harmless but can undergo changes where it may become pathogenic. >> Read More ...

Staph Infection Symptoms

Staph Infection Symptoms Staph infection symptoms include various skin changes, symptoms of infected internal organs, and symptoms related to staph blood poisoning (sepsis). What is Staph? Staph infection is caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus (staph for short) and rarely by S. epidermidis or other >> Read More ...

Staph Skin Infections Pictures

Staph Skin Infection Pictures Staph (pronounced staf) skin infection may appear as : a red bump or pus-filled blister (folliculitis) a boil (furuncle) infected cystic acne, hidradenitis suppurativa, pilonidal cyst a vesicle which may burst and crust over (impetigo) an erythema (cellulitis) a skin scalding >> Read More ...

What Is Staphylococcus aureus?

Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcus aureus (Gk. staphyle = bunch of grapes; Lat. coccus = spherical bacterium, aureus = golden) or golden staph (pronounced ‘staff’) is the most common species of staphylococcus bacteria causing infections in human. Lab Tests for Staph Staph Epidemiology Staph Infections >> Read More ...
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