Staphylococcal Infections | Overview and Treatment

Staphylococcal infections are caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. They can range from minor skin infections to serious medical conditions.
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Prepared by Shruti Sahoo, reviewed by Dr. Eugene Smith

Staphylococcal Infections FAQ


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What is a staphylococcal disease?

Most staphylococcal diseases involve direct tissue invasion and cause skin and soft-tissue infections, IV catheter infections, pneumonia, endocarditis, and osteomyelitis. Some strains produce a toxin that can cause toxic shock syndrome, scalded skin syndrome, or food poisoning.

Can Staphylococcus bacteria cause staph infections?

Staphylococcus (staph) bacteria cause staph infections. Staph bacteria are a common type of bacteria. They don’t usually cause any harm. They’re also known as ‘golden staph’. There are different types of staph bacteria. Staph bacteria are often found on your skin or in your nose. Even healthy people can have staph bacteria on their skin.

What is a staph skin infection?

A staph skin infection happens when staphylococcus bacteria get inside your body and affects your skin. The symptoms of staph skin infections can range from mild to serious. In most cases you can avoid getting a staph skin infection through good hygiene. What are staph skin infections? Staph bacteria are often found on your skin or in your nose.

What are the symptoms of a staph infection?

The symptoms of staph infections will depend on the type of infection. There are many different types of staph infection. Some people get a skin infection with boils. Other people might have blood poisoning. This is called ‘invasive’ infection. Some staph infections can be serious.

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