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What are the possible effects all over the body after an invasive staph infection in my back bone?

What are the possible effects all over the body after an invasive staph infection in my back bone?

Staph infection: It can be in your blood or on your skin but i don't understand what you mean by infection in back bone. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Is it possible for staph infections to occur in your bones?

Is it possible for staph infections to occur in your bones?

Yes: Fortunately most routine staphylococcus infections are limited to the skin. However, once the bacteria moves beyond the skin to involve the blood, the infection can then spread almost anywhere including into bones. This condition is called osteomyelitis & generally requires expert evaluation for diagnosis & management. Individuals at particular risk for osteomyelitis include uncontrolled diabetics. ...Read more

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Can staph infection eat all the way to the bone?

Can staph infection eat all the way to the bone?

Absolutely: Staphylococcal osteomyelitis can occur by extension of soft-tissue infection to underlying bone, by a direct penetrating injury or through the blood stream. Bad disease. See an id doctor and an orthopedist working together. ...Read more

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Can staph infection eat away at bone? Any answers appreciated!

Can staph infection eat away at bone? Any answers appreciated!

Rarely osteomyelitis: Deep staph infection can penetrate skin, fat, muscle and enter the bone as osteomyelitis. This is rare. MRSA or methicillin resistant staph aureus is a dangerous bacterium. ...Read more

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What could get a staph infection out of the bone without amputation?

What could get a staph infection out of the bone without amputation?

Depends...: The treatment for osteomyelitis... Bone infection-- depends on where it is, how long it has been there, etc. It is curable in many circumstances.... Just be sure to deal with a surgeon who is comfortable with this... There are not many. ...Read more

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If someone breaks a bone, can they get a staph infection or some other type of infection? Can this be fatal?

If someone breaks a bone, can they get a staph infection or some other type of infection? Can this be fatal?

Yes and yes: Depending on your comorbidities (other diseases) that may cause immunocompromised states, you COULD get a bone infection after a break which COULD result in bacteremia (blood infection) which COULD result in death. This is rather uncommon but does happen in extreme cases, usually bone infections need surgical treatment and long term antibiotics. www.bmednyc.om ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node on left side of collar bone next to shoulder. Was told it was staph, no blood work. Took bactrim but still there, been a month

Swollen lymph node on left side of collar bone next to shoulder.  Was told it was staph, no blood work.  Took bactrim but still there, been a month

Possible other dx: This potentially may represent a different and more complex situation. If no response from antibiotics and progressive you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can staph infection cause hives all over body?

Can staph infection cause hives all over body?

NO: Hives are caused by type 1 hypersensitivity reactions or allergies. Staph. Aureus skin infections can occur in many areas of the body especially with impetigo but these are not hives. ...Read more

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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

Staphylococcal infection is also known as Staph Infection. Staphylococcal infection is a bacterial infection that can cause disease in many parts of the body. Staph infections ...Read more