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What Causes a Staph Infection?

Saturday, 12 April 2014 03:26 AM

Staphylococcus bacteria cause diverse bacterial infections in the body, skin, bones, joints, or blood. Though there are many types of bacterial staph infection including food poisoning, blood poisoning, pneumonia, toxic shock syndrome, joint infection, and skin infection, all of which have different symptoms, the most common bacterial staph infection is skin infection with symptoms such as pimples or boils. Symptoms include redness, swelling, with the bacterial infection occasionally leading to pus formation and extensive pain. Among the more than 30 types of staph bacteria, the most dangerous symptoms of a staph infection are caused by MRSA or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The bacterial infections caused by MRSA are not treated easily as they are resistant to many antibiotics.
Let us discuss some major symptoms and causes of the staph infection.

What is MRSA Bacterial Infection?

MRSA or methillin-resistance Staphyloccocus aureus is a dangerous form of staph bacteria causing staph infection with symptoms that are difficult to treat. MRSA bacterial infection is caused by the MRSA bacteria, which is resistant to methicillin and some other known antibiotics. This resistance makes MRSA infections hard to treat and leads to the MRSA bacteria being dubbed a superbug.

Common Symptoms of a Staph Infection

The types of bacterial infection include skin infection, joint infection, blood infection, lung infection, and other infections. Some symptoms of a staph infection include blood poisoning, food poisoning, pneumonia, septic arthritis or symptoms of joint infection, urinary tract infection, pneumonia, osteomyletis, endocarditis, toxic shock syndrome, and skin infections like abscesses or pimples in the skin that may be have symptoms of redness and pain, folliculitis, or scaly skin syndrome.
Treatments for these symptoms caused by bacterial infection vary. Staph infection or symptoms caused by MRSA staph bacteria are difficult to treat due to their being antibiotic resistant or low response to some antibiotics. This makes MRSA bacterial infection the most dangerous type of infection in this group.

Causes of Staph infection

The staphylococcus bacteria are the main cause of this bacterial infection. Among staph bacteria, most infections are caused by Staphyloccocus aureus.
Some ways the staph bacteria causes bacterial infection:
  • The MRSA bacteria may cause many contagious skin infections or cellulitis. These are transmitted from an infected person to others. Sharing towels or extensive physical contact with a person infected by the MRSA bacterial infection can lead to staph infection.
  • Poor hygiene also causes staph infection.
  • A weak immune system can make a person prone to frequent bacterial infection.

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Staphylococcus bacteria cause staph infection. This bacterial infection may occur in the skin, blood, or may include food poisoning, blood poisoning, pneumonia, or skin problems. MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is the most dangerous, hardest-to-treat staphylococcus bacteria.
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