Patient discussion about Staphylococcus

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Q. can staphylococcus in woman cause infertility?

staphylococcus/infertility
ANot that I know about. One of the major routes in which bacteria cause infertility in women is through inflammation of the pelvis (PID), but staphylococcus isn't a major cause of this disease.

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000888.htm

Q. what is staph hominis subspec hominis? my grandmother has it and she also has breast ca diabetes is it contagi

contagious and what causes it
A2. Staphylococcus hominis is a bacterium. That lives harmlessly on humans (like many other bacteria) and trouble begins when someone get immuno compromised. your grandmother probably having harsh chemotherapy and radiations. Her immune system is week and cannot defend the body from infections. Unluckily the Staph hominis somehow penetrated and caused an infection.

Q. What is MRSA?

I’ve heard on the news that some hospitals have a higher rate of MRSA infection. What is MRSA?
A1
MRSA - Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, is a nick name for a specific subtype of bacteria from the Staph bacteria family, which is found resistant to many of the common antibiotics that are in use today. This is due to a mutation development in the Staph bacteria, which allowed it to grow resistance against the killing ingredient in common antibiotics, therefore making it a harder infection to treat and cure. Hospitals keep track of their MRSA infections for epidemiological reasons, in order to get a perspective on bacterial resistance to antibiotics, hoping new and more effective antibiotic medication will be researched.
A2MRSA (sometimes referred to as the 'superbug') stands for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. It is a bacterium from the Staphylococcus aureus family (a type of bacteria). About 1 in 3 of us carries it on the surface of our skin or in our nose without developing an infection - this is known as being 'colonized' by the bacteria. However, if the bacteria get into the body through a break in the skin they can cause infection. Staph is a very common cause of boils, impetigo and abscesses. Less commonly, Staph bacteria can get into the bloodstream and cause more serious infections like septicaemia (blood poisoning) and heart-valve infection (endocarditis). MRSA bacteria are resistant to some of the antibiotics that are commonly used to treat infection, including methicillin (a type of penicillin originally created to treat Staph infections). Treatment for MRSA infection requires use of newer, more expensive antibiotics.
A3MRSA- Methicillin Resistance Staphylococcus Aureus. this is a kind of bacteria that has show resistance to Methicillin, which is a vary strong antibiotic. unfortunately we use too much antibiotics today (much more then we should) and the bacterias react in developing resistance. the MRSA is resistant to almost all antibiotics and is hard to get rid of. and because of high usage of antibiotics in hospitals- it's more likely to survive ("other bacteria are dead- i have this place to myself! - paaarrrrrrttttttyyyyy!") and infect.

Q. My father was hospitalized for pneumonia. The doctors said they are afraid of HA-MRSA. Why is it so scary?

My father was hospitalized for pneumonia last week. The doctors wanted to discharge him as quick as possible because they said that they are afraid of Hospital Acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (HA-MRSA). Why is it so scary?
A1Hospital Acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a leading cause of sepsis and death due to the fact that are very limited antibiotics that kill it.
Because of this it is the nightmare of doctors.
This bacteria is very durable and is very common in hospitals, and because of it, its always better to be at the hospital the minimum time needed.
A2Hospital aquired infections can be very dangerous and even life threatening. This specific organism is known to be disastrous because it is very dangerous on its own and he is resistant to antibiotics as you can see from his name.
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