Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Staph Infection OR Staphylococcus aureus

Staphylococcus aureus which is also known as golden staph or staph infection, actually it is a Greek name whose meaning is bunch of grapes because if someone sees this virus under microscope it looks like the bung of berries or grapes. It was first found in the 1880's and yearly it causes infection to more than 5 million people in USA only. There are many types of Staphylococci in the world but around 30 can harm humans, but the one which harms more than any of these types is Staphylococcus aureus, this virus is commonly found on the nose and other parts of the skin.

S.aureus can cause different types of illness in humans from minor skin infections like pimples, boils and impetigo, and some major infections from which one can cause pneumonia, chest pain and sepsis also. This infection is one of the biggest cause of nosocomial infection,

Symptoms Of Staphylococcus aureus :

This disease usually result in itching conditions, in which the infected persons skin becomes reddish and swollen which is very painful, it can also cause high fever and low blood pressure some times, but it depends upon the worst condition of the disease.

Treatment Of Staphylococcus aureus :

As we know that it has two types, minor and major, usually antibiotics is given to the infected person, because it reacts rapidly and can heel the person.
Penicillin is also used to treat Staphylococcus aureus.

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