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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can staphylococcal infection cause endocarditis?

Can staphylococcal infection cause endocarditis?

Absolutely: This is a major etiologic agent of infectious endocarditis. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Endocarditis (Definition)

An infection of the inner lining of your heart. It generally occurs when bacteria or other germs from another part of your body, such as your mouth, spread through your bloodstream and attach to damaged areas in your heart. Left untreated, endocarditis can damage or destroy your heart valves and can ...Read more


Dr. Mike Bowman Dr. Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
15 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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How is blepharitis caused by staphylococcal infection?

How is blepharitis caused by staphylococcal infection?

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 to cause an infection. It is generally easy to treat. See your doctor for antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Hill Dr. Hill
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I am an intravenous drug user, am I more susceptible to getting a staphylococcal infection?

I am an intravenous drug user, am I more susceptible to getting a staphylococcal infection?

Yes: 3 things affect you - one is that you use poor cleaning when injecting thereby pushing the bacteria on your skin into your vein. The second is that the drug may be contaminated with bacteria. The third is that long term IV drug abuse probably affects your immune system making you more susceptible to infections in general. ...Read more

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Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Can I get staphylococcal infection by eating soiled food?

Can I get staphylococcal infection by eating soiled food?

Possibly: Ingestion of large amount of any bacteria can cause diarrhea, staphylococcus included. However, this organism is usually found on the skin and tends to infect that area with boils and pimples. ...Read more

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Dr. Marcus Degraw Dr. Degraw
Pediatrics
18 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Is there any immunity after staphylococcal infection?

No: There is no ability for your body to form full protection from further staph infections in the future. In fact, your body is covered in staph on an ongoing basis every day (so is everyone else's) and staph is supposed to be there. Its just that sometimes, staph takes over and causes infections. You are still at risk of that happening again. ...Read more

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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu Dr. Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
16 years in practice
University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Carol Davila'
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Will a staphylococcal infection kill me?

Depends: If you are really healthy not likely. Being immunosuppresed and having a severe staph infection can be life threatening. ...Read more

Dr. Claude Parola Dr. Parola
Internal Medicine
36 years in practice
Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
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What are the tests for staphylococcal infection?

Culture: A swab of infected material such as " pus" is collected and send to the laboratory for positive identification of the bacteria. ...Read more

Dr. Claude Parola Dr. Parola
Internal Medicine
36 years in practice
Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of staphylococcal infection?

What are the symptoms of staphylococcal infection?

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 blood stream, patient may develop hypotension, fever, organs failure, on the skin redness of skin, fever, abcess etc..., . ...Read more

Dr. Terry Simpson Dr. Simpson
Surgery
31 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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How common is it for a staphylococcal infection to become septic?

How common is it for a staphylococcal infection to become septic?

Rare: But it can happen easily depending on the type of strep. Some are more virulent. ...Read more

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Dr. Indu Lal Dr. Lal
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
University of Allahabad, M. L. N. Medical College
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Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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Do lots of people get staphylococcal infection, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get staphylococcal infection, or is it unusual?

Yes lots: Staphylococcal infections are very common. Probably just about everyone has had numerous staph. Infections during a life time. Boils and skin pustules are invariable to to staph.. Post operative wound infections most commonly due to staph.. Worst, or most difficult to treat are mrsa, methicillin resistant staph. Aureus. Many of us have dormant staph. On our skin. Hence need for good hand washing. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Can staphylococcal infection be associated with heart failure?

Can staphylococcal infection be associated with heart failure?

Maybe: If the heart is infected and goes untreated or not completely treated it can! ...Read more

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Dr. Rahil Malik Dr. Malik
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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Is mastatitis is a form of staphylococcal infection that effect breastfeeding women. Is it dangerous?

Is mastatitis is a form of staphylococcal infection that effect breastfeeding women.  Is it dangerous?

Relatively Benign: It is common for the breast to get infected by the local bacteria during breastfeeding. You should continue to breast feed during this time. Your doctor may choose to prescribe an antibiotic during this time to aid in the recovery process. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press Dr. Press
Surgery - Plastics
40 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Endocartitus staph infection 5 debridements flap surgery what precautions to take to heal?

More information: Sorry to hear about that, but if you can give us more information, you will get a more intelligent answer. ...Read more

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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
21 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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I have cancer, am I more susceptible for staphylococcal infections?

I have cancer, am I more susceptible for staphylococcal infections?

If white blood count: If your white blood count is down, you are likely more susceptible to infections, including staphylococcal. Some cancers can lower your immunity, as does chemotherapy and radiation treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Danielle Salhany Dr. Salhany
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I am breastfeeding, am I at greater risk for staphylococcal infections?

I am breastfeeding, am I at greater risk for staphylococcal infections?

Possibly: Mastitis is commonly due to staph from the baby's mouth. Best to ensure proper latch and avoid engorgement, and cracked nipples. See you OB or midwife if you notice redness of the breast, it is unusually hard and tender, or if you have a fever. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Dr. Indu Lal Dr. Lal
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
University of Allahabad, M. L. N. Medical College
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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is my newborn at higher risk for staphylococcal infections?

Is my newborn at higher risk for staphylococcal infections?

Depends: If you have a normal newborn, i don't consider it more at risk of staph than other kids or adults.If it has a rare immune defect (there are a few) it is possible. In fact most newborns acquire a friendly staph on their skin by the time they are a day old and regular hygenic practices like bathing and monitoring the cord stump seem to avoid any problems.A nasty staph could cause pbm at any age. ...Read more

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Dr. Indu Lal Dr. Lal
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
University of Allahabad, M. L. N. Medical College
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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

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