Staph Infection Blog

This Blog will feature information about staph infections, and the various complications and symptoms caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria which is simply called staph. We will also provide information about the different types of staph like the MRSA which is a type of Staphylococcus aureus that is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Staphylococcus

Staphylococcus is group of bacteria, known as Staph. This bacteria causes many diseases as a result of infection of various body tissues. It can also cause sickness indirectly by producing toxins responsible for food poisoning. Illness caused by staph can be mild, severe or potentially fatal.

Staphylococcus comes from (greek word) "staphyle" which means a bunch of grapes and "kokkos" which means berry. It was named after it since staph look like a bunch of grapes and little round berries under the microscope.

How does Staph infection looks like?





There are over 30 types of Staphylococci that can infect us but mostly, infections are caused by Stapylococcus aureus. Staphylococci can be found in the nose and in the skin of around 30% of health adults. The bacteria however do not cause disease in majority cases, but it can damage the skin that may allow the bacteria to overcome the natural protective mechanism of the body which leads to infection.

Anyone can develop a Staph infection, although certain groups of people are at greater risk, including newborn infants, breastfeeding women, and people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, cancer, vascular disease, and lung disease. Injecting drug users, those with skin injuries or disorders, intravenous catheters, surgical incisions, and those with a weakened immune system all have an increased risk of developing Staph infections.

What are the symptoms and signs of a Staph infection?

Staphylococcal disease of the skin usually results in a localized collection of pus, known as an abscess, boil, or furuncle. The affected area may be red, swollen, and painful. Drainage or pus is common.

5 comments

Ella Torres February 28, 2011 at 3:03 AM

very good information i like it

sasha silver

thanks so much i have staph and it is leaving but if u think u have go 2 the doc dont let it get bad and on ur face it just looks like a pimple. after you touch the infected area dont touch urself or anything or anybody WASH UR HANDS it spreads so easily one ur infectted ur fam is exposed and ur friends r everybody ur parents and siblings come in contact with can also be exposed . be carefull and WASH UR HANDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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