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How long does a staph infection stay in the body?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Until treated

Staphylcoccus aureus is a bad actor. Once it sets up infection in one location it has a propensity to extend itself both locally and systemically.
It must be treated aggressively and the patient assessed to be certain it has been eliminated. It will persist until this has happened.

In brief: Until treated

Staphylcoccus aureus is a bad actor. Once it sets up infection in one location it has a propensity to extend itself both locally and systemically.
It must be treated aggressively and the patient assessed to be certain it has been eliminated. It will persist until this has happened.
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