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

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In brief: Rare

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

In brief: Rare

But it can happen easily depending on the type of strep.
Some are more virulent.
Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: It depends

There are multiple kinds of staphylococcal bacteria strains.
Whether a person develops sepsis is dependent on the type of staph strain, as well as the overall condition of the patient. For example, even a "weak" staph strain can cause sepsis in somebody whose immune system is weak. We all are exposed to staph virtually every day. It is impossible to quote you a percentage for your question.

In brief: It depends

There are multiple kinds of staphylococcal bacteria strains.
Whether a person develops sepsis is dependent on the type of staph strain, as well as the overall condition of the patient. For example, even a "weak" staph strain can cause sepsis in somebody whose immune system is weak. We all are exposed to staph virtually every day. It is impossible to quote you a percentage for your question.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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