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Can a staff infection that I have had for a long time untreated cause me to get sick?

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Dr. Robin Dretler
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: This is complicated

You may be colonized with staph in your nose, vagina, or bowel for years with no consequences.
If staph aureus get through your natural defenses then you can become very ill very quickly. Mild, smoldering symptoms are unlikely to be from staph aureus.

In brief: This is complicated

You may be colonized with staph in your nose, vagina, or bowel for years with no consequences.
If staph aureus get through your natural defenses then you can become very ill very quickly. Mild, smoldering symptoms are unlikely to be from staph aureus.
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