Staph Infection (Staphylococcus Aureus)

What are the symptoms and signs of a Staph infection?

Staphylococcal disease of the skin usually results in a localized collection of pus, known as an abscess, boil, or furuncle, depending upon the exact type of lesion that is present. The affected area symptoms may be:

  • red,
  • swollen,
  • and painful.

Drainage or pus is common. When Staph is in the blood (bacteremia or sepsis), it can cause high fevers, chills, and low blood pressure.

Reviewed on 7/11/2014