Information about staphylococcus


What is staphylococcus?

Staphylococcus is a Gram positive, cocci-shaped bacteria and consists of 31 species. It is found on the skin and mucous membranes. Staphylococcus aureus is the most dangerous for humans; it is responsible for skin diseases and food poisoning. Most infections are harmless and are usually treated with antibiotics.

Symptoms of staphylococcus

Staphylococcus may affect the organs as well as their function. Specifically, it causes skin infections, osteomyelitis, pneumonia, septicemia, post-operative infections and conjunctivitis.

Diagnosis of staphylococcus

The diagnosis is made by clinical examination and blood tests.

Treatment of staphylococcus

Treatment of staphylococcus requires antibiotics (penicillin, methicillin). In general, it depends on the underlying disease.

Complications associated with staphylococcus

In rare cases, the infection can be fatal. This mainly concerns the effects of staphylococcus aureus in the human body.

What specialty

The doctor to treat staphylococcus is the General Practitioner

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