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 ...

MRSA Staph Infection Pictures

MRSA and “Usual” Staph Aureus Pictures It is impossible to say from staph skin infection pictures, if the cause of infection is MRSA (Methicilin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) or an “usual” staph – MSSA (Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus Aureus). Even a staph carrier without any >> 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 staff) skin infection may appear as : a red bump or pus-filled blister (folliculitis) aboil (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 ...

Swimmer’s Ear (Otitis Externa)

What is Swimmer’s Ear? Swimmer’s ear is an inflammation of the outer earear canal and eventually the earlap, occurring in people who often have wet ears. It occurs mostly in children and teenagers who spend a lot of time in water, but also in persons who sweat a lot or have skin diseases. Picture >> Read More ...

Folliculitis Pictures

What is Folliculitis? Folliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicles, the tiny tunnels in the skin from which hair grows. It occurs when the hair follicles become irritated and an infection then sets in. This may be seen with damage to the follicle as a result of shaving, friction with clothing, scratching, or an >> Read More ...

Staph Diagnosis (Lab Tests) and Epidemiology (Where It Lives)

Where Does S. aureus Live? S. aureus lives in: Healthy people (S.aureus carriers): in the mucosa of the nose, less commonly in the throat, vagina, intestines and lungs; on the skin: mainly in the armpits, under the breasts and in the groin Infected people: in skin lesions, the blood, stool, urine, respiratory mucosa, >> 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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