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How prevalent are staphylococcal infections in the us?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology

In brief: Very common

Staph causes boils , impetigo and other skin infections even flesh-eating disease.

In brief: Very common

Staph causes boils , impetigo and other skin infections even flesh-eating disease.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dr. Michael Tomeo
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Dr. Kathryn Riordan
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Very common

Staph can be grown on anyone's skin.
Infection occurs when the bacteria takes over. It can start with a scratch or pimple, a hangnail, ear infection, sore throat or sinus infection to name a few. Staph is not usually serious, a poor immune system, resistant bacteria or bad location can make it serious but most infections can be easily treated.

In brief: Very common

Staph can be grown on anyone's skin.
Infection occurs when the bacteria takes over. It can start with a scratch or pimple, a hangnail, ear infection, sore throat or sinus infection to name a few. Staph is not usually serious, a poor immune system, resistant bacteria or bad location can make it serious but most infections can be easily treated.
Dr. Kathryn Riordan
Dr. Kathryn Riordan
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