Staph Infection (Staphylococcus Aureus)

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, depending upon the exact type of lesion that is present. The affected area symptoms may be

  • red,
  • swollen,
  • tender or painful.

Drainage or pus is common. When staph is in the blood (bacteremia or sepsis), it can cause high fevers, chills, and low blood pressure.

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Reviewed on 3/4/2015
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