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Can staphylococcus aureus lead to death?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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In brief: Staph aureus

Staph aureus is a common bacteria that practically all of us have on our skin.
This is called colonization. There are some staph that are more resistant to antibiotics and these are categorized as MRSA or methicilin resistant staph aureus. These can also be colonized on your body. Either type(s) can cause disease and it can be very severe depending on the location, even causing death from sepsis.

In brief: Staph aureus

Staph aureus is a common bacteria that practically all of us have on our skin.
This is called colonization. There are some staph that are more resistant to antibiotics and these are categorized as MRSA or methicilin resistant staph aureus. These can also be colonized on your body. Either type(s) can cause disease and it can be very severe depending on the location, even causing death from sepsis.
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