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Staphylococcal or Staph bacteria cause several diseases. The toxin produced by Staph in food causes a type of food poisoning. Staphylococci also cause skin, surgical site, and wound infections, some of which are resistant to most antibiotics. Staph are also one of the major causes of toxic shock syndrome.
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eMedicine - Staphylococcal Infections - Article by Thomas Herchline, MD eMedicine - Staphylococcal Meningitis - Dr. Lawrence Zumo reports on this form of bacterial meningitis infection often linked to neurosurgery, trauma, and compromised immune system. eMedicine Health: Boils - Consumer health resource center providing information on causes, symptoms, and treatment of boils. Staphylococcal Skin Infections - Factsheet on these conditions. Staph Infection Pictures - Pictures of conditions caused by staphyloccocus infections and MRSA, including folliculitis, skin boils, cellulitis and impetigo. NHS Choices: Staphylococcal Infections - Provides details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Kidshealth: Staphylococcus aureus - Features conditions caused by staph, symptoms, preventions, and treatment. MedlinePlus: Staphylococcal Infections - Directory of factsheets, press releases, resources, and articles. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Carbunculosis - Includes cause, treatment, and complications. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Scalded Skin Syndrome - Features cause, signs, symptoms, complications, and treatment. Staph Skin Infections and MRSA - Learn to identify and treat common skin infections caused by the staph bacteria, including impetigo, boils, and abscesses. A Focus on Staphylococcus aureus - Technical review from the Food Safety Research Information Office. The Merck Manual: Staphylococcus aureus Infections - Features an overview, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Texas Department of Health: Staphylococcal Diseases - Fact sheets on various diseases associated with the bacteria.
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