Table of Contents
- Staph infection facts
- What is Staphylococcus?
- Who is at risk for staph infections?
- What are the symptoms and signs of a staph infection?
- What types of diseases are caused by staph?
- What types of diseases are caused by staph? (continued)
- What tests do health-care professionals use to diagnose a staph infection?
- What is the treatment for staph infections?
- What types of doctors treat staph infections?
- What is antibiotic-resistant S. aureus?
- What are complications of staph infections?
- Is it possible to prevent staph infections?
- What is the prognosis for staph infections?
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What types of diseases are caused by staph?
Skin infections (see above) are the most common type of disease produced by Staphylococcus. Staph infections of the skin can progress to impetigo (a crusting of the skin) or cellulitis (inflammation of the deeper layers of skin and connective tissue under the skin, leading to swelling and redness of the area). In rare situations, a serious complication known as scalded skin syndrome (see below) can develop. In breastfeeding women, staph can result in mastitis (inflammation of the breast) or in abscess of the breast. Staphylococcal breast abscesses can release bacteria into the mother's milk. Continue Reading
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