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Can staphylococcus aureus lead to death?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Staph aureus: Staph aureus is a common bacteria that practically all of us have on our skin. This is called colonization. There are some staph that are more resistant to antibiotics and these are categorized as MRSA or methicilin resistant staph aureus. These can also be colonized on your body. Either type(s) can cause disease and it can be very severe depending on the location, even causing death from sepsis.
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Yes : It depends on the location, if it is in the blood stream more likely but the problem

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