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What is staph in medical terms?
Last Updated: 15th March, 2020
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Similarly, you may ask, what is the medical term for staph infection?
Staphylococcal infection: Infection withone of the Staphylococcal bacteria. A particularly dangerousform of this infection is methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus, commonly referred to as MRSA. Seealso Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS),Staphylococcus.
how serious is a staph infection? The infections that then may take hold areusually minor, but sometimes quite serious. “It'sharmless and it usually doesn't cause any problems or it results ina minor skin infection.” But staph can becomelife-threatening if it somehow finds its way into your bloodstream,joints, bones, lungs or heart.
Herein, how do you get staph infection in hospital?
Staph Infections in theHospital Staph germs are mostly spread by skin-to-skincontact (touching). A doctor, nurse, other health care provider, oreven visitors may have staph germs on their body and thenspread them to a patient.
What happens when you get staph?
A staph infection is caused by a Staphylococcus(or "staph") bacteria. The infection often begins with alittle cut, which gets infected with bacteria. This can look likehoney-yellow crusting on the skin. These staph infectionsrange from a simple boil to antibiotic-resistant infections toflesh-eating infections.