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If any bacteria enters in blood like staph aureus. Do we get any sign symptoms?

If any bacteria enters in blood like staph aureus. Do we get any sign symptoms?

Bacteremia symptoms: A healthy patient should notice bacteria entering the blood stream in the form of shaking chills followed by fever. The problem of bacteria in the blood stream is severe, so the body should react with a strong response. The problem comes in when the patient is weaker and maybe cannot respond so well. There may be no fever at all in fact for very weak pts. Best way to check is with blood cultures. ...Read more

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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


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Is it neccessary to treat scanty growth of staph. Aureus?

Is it neccessary to treat scanty growth of staph. Aureus?

Staph aureus: This depends upon where the culture was taken from and what the patient's symptoms are. If the staph aureus was isolated from an otherwise sterile site, then yes, it will probably need to be treated. ...Read more

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Normal staph aureus or contracted? Before and after culture would grow different species?Where can I find information on species to determine origin?

Don't try: Don't try to figure out where you caught a staph infection. One person's normal body flora is another person's deadly flesh-eater. This will lead only to grief and confusion. Practice good hand-washing -- this is the best weapon we have against these troublesome microbes. ...Read more

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What are the main signs and symptoms of staph?

What are the main signs and symptoms of staph?

Rash, pain, fever: May be others as well. Wound infections can occur. Staph can cause a serious infection in the skin and underlying tissue. ...Read more

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Help! could staph aureus be transmitted through kissing?

Help! could staph aureus be transmitted through kissing?

Yes : if you kiss the Staph ? By the way you need not be worried as staph is every where ...Read more

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Urine report-what is the problem of the report of >100000 staph aureus?

Urine report-what is the problem of the report of >100000 staph aureus?

UTI or septicemia: If you have urinary symptoms ie. Burning, urgency, frequency, flank pain, fever you and if you have wbc's in your urine you haave a urinary tract infection with s. Aureus. As persons with s. Aureus in their blood will frequently have the organism spread to their kidneys and appear in the urine you shoul have blood cultures done before antibiotic treatment and be checked for signs of systemic inf. ...Read more

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If someone was in county jail around inmates with staph, but they come home with no symptoms or signs of staph could they still have it? Or spread it?

If someone was in county jail around inmates with staph, but they come home with no symptoms or signs of staph could they still have it? Or spread it?

Staph: It is very important to understand what makes infection different from colonization. What makes colonization different from infection is that colonization is where there is a presence of the bacteria strain that causes an infection, but is without any symptoms of the strain. Thus, your friend could be colonized with staph but show no symptoms. It is estimated that 25 to 30% carry staph. ...Read more

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If someone was in county jail around inmates with staph, but they come home with no symptoms or signs of staph could they still have it? Or spread it?

Staph: If they are asymptomatic and show no signs of infection, they are probably fine but could still be a carrier and therefore, could spread it to themselves or someone else. It's probably best to treat the nostrils with antibiotic ointment twice a day for 2 weeks if they're a carrier. ...Read more

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What Is staph Aureus oxacillin sensitive ?

Antibiotics: Staphylococcal Aureus is a type of gram positive bacteria that is capable of causing infection. Being sensitive means that Oxacillin, a type of antibiotic will kill this particular type of Staph. It is possible that some forms of Staphylococci are "resistant" to oxacillin. ...Read more

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