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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. Staph infection symptoms may include an area of skin that appears

  • red,
  • swollen, and
  • tender or 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.

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Reviewed on 6/12/2017

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