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cause of staphylococcal infection

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Skin=staph: Staph is a ubiquitous organism on the skin...Everyone has it. It takes advantage of a small break in the skin or perhaps a plucked eyelash follicle t ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes, big time: Staph endocarditis is a very big deal, often will rapidly destroy the valve, requiring surgical replacement of the valve; can have a high mortality ra ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience in Internal Medicine
Culture: A swab of infected material such as " pus" is collected and send to the laboratory for positive identification of the bacteria.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: It depends on where the infection is; lung infection will cause pneumonia , the patient may have fever, cough, shortness of breath etc..., in the bloo ... Read More
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