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Relating to or caused by any organism of the genus Staphylococcus.



Relating to or caused by any organism of the genus Staphylococcus.
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(staf?i-lo-kok'us) (-kok'si?) plural.staphylococci [Gr. staphyle, a bunch of grapes + coccus]
Any bacterium of the genus Staphylococcus. staphylococcalstaphylococcic (-kok'al) (-kok'sik), adjective
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pertaining to Staphylococcus spp.

staphylococcal clumping test
used as a means of measuring the quantity of fibrinogen-split products in a sample of blood.
equine staphylococcal dermatitis
see equine staphylococcal dermatitis.
staphylococcal food poisoning
a disease of humans caused by enterotoxins elaborated by coagulase-positive Staphylococcus aureus of human origin. Dangerous foods for this disease are ham, dried milk and cold meats generally. Domestic animals appear not to be susceptible to the toxins but the disease is important to veterinarians because animal products, especially milk and chicken meat from animals in their care, may be the origin of this severe, often epidemic, gastroenteritis.
staphylococcal granuloma
persistent, low-grade infection of connective tissue or muscle by Staphylococcus aureus causing the development of granulomas which can become very large, most commonly in the chest of the horse and the mammary gland of the sow. The granuloma is a dense mass of fibrous tissue containing a large number of small abscesses containing thick yellow pus containing granules of club colonies. Called also botryomycosis.
staphylococcal hypersensitivity
see bacterial hypersensitivity.
staphylococcal mastitis
of cows caused by S. aureus may be chronic, acute or peracute with gangrene of the quarter and sometimes death of the cow.
staphylococcal phage lysate products
staphylococcal protein A
a cell-bound protein expressed by most strains of Staphyloccus intermedius recovered from dogs and cats.
staphylococcal pyemia
see tick pyemia.
staphylococcal septicemia
of lambs and less commonly other neonates; high mortality rate; umbilical infection the likely entry portal.

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Q. What is MRSA? I’ve heard on the news that some hospitals have a higher rate of MRSA infection. What is MRSA?

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.

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Therefore, either the udder of cattle or the hands of milkers can be responsible for passing on the bacteria to milk, and staphylococcal mastitis is known to be prevalent in India even nowadays, (12) with an older study showing that staphylococci were isolated from 61.
Histopathology of Staphylococcal Mastitis in Unbred Dairy Heifers.
Experimental staphylococcal mastitis in bitches: clinical, bacteriological, cytological, haematological and pathological features.
Effect of chronic staphylococcal mastitis on mitogenic responses of bovine lymphocytes.

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