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Can a staph infection be deadly?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
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In brief: Staph Infections

Yes, staphylococcus infections can be deadly.
There are certain strains that can be very aggressive and cause significant disease in the skin, tissues, and heart valves. Just because staph is cultured from a wound does not necessarily mean that you will die (the chances in this scenario is very small). The strains and circumstances of the 'deadly' staph is very unique.

In brief: Staph Infections

Yes, staphylococcus infections can be deadly.
There are certain strains that can be very aggressive and cause significant disease in the skin, tissues, and heart valves. Just because staph is cultured from a wound does not necessarily mean that you will die (the chances in this scenario is very small). The strains and circumstances of the 'deadly' staph is very unique.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Tony Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Yes

Staph infections can be incredibly aggressive and deadly.
It is important to catch them early and treat them appropriately.

In brief: Yes

Staph infections can be incredibly aggressive and deadly.
It is important to catch them early and treat them appropriately.
Dr. Tony Ho
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Dr. Arabinda Behura
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Yes

If it enters blood, causes sepsis.
Blood pressure drops and heart rate rises, followed by kidney failure and other organ dysfunction which can be deadly.

In brief: Yes

If it enters blood, causes sepsis.
Blood pressure drops and heart rate rises, followed by kidney failure and other organ dysfunction which can be deadly.
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