4th December 2019


What infections are caused by Staphylococcus aureus?

S. aureus can cause a range of illnesses, from minor skin infections, such as pimples, impetigo, boils, cellulitis, folliculitis, carbuncles, scalded skin syndrome, and abscesses, to life-threatening diseases such as pneumonia, meningitis, osteomyelitis, endocarditis, toxic shock syndrome, bacteremia, and sepsis.

Thereof, what are the symptoms of Staphylococcus aureus?

Skin infections caused by staph bacteria include:
  • Boils. The most common type of staph infection is the boil, a pocket of pus that develops in a hair follicle or oil gland.
  • Impetigo. This contagious, often painful rash can be caused by staph bacteria.
  • Cellulitis.
  • Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome.
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