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staph·y·lo·coc·cal

(staf'i-lō-kok'ăl),
Relating to or caused by any organism of the genus Staphylococcus.

staph·y·lo·coc·cal

(staf'i-lō-kok'ăl)
Relating to or caused by any organism of the genus Staphylococcus.
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STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS: Scalp infection

staphylococcus

(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
See: Staphylococcus; illustration

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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?

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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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For staphylococcal septicemia, staphylococcal pneumonia, impetigo, and SSSS, increases in admission rates were >5-fold over the study period; for abscesses, furuncles, carbuncles, and cellulitis, the increases were nearly 3-fold; for bone and joint infections, the increase was >50%.
For staphylococcal septicemia, staphylococcal pneumonia, abscess, furuncles and carbuncles, cellulitis, and bone and joint infections, both the admission rates and the extent of their rise increased with patient age.
There were increasing trends in admissions for septicemia in general, but this increase may have been influenced by the rising incidence of staphylococcal septicemia. Although the increase in admissions has been marked, community-onset staphylococcal infections severe enough to merit admission remain comparatively rare.
aureus was the causative organism for all admissions identified here in the HES data, the degree of certainty for those recorded as staphylococcal septicemia, staphylococcal pneumonia, and SSSS is high.
By contrast, our study includes > 13,000 admissions in which staphylococcal septicemia was identified as the main clinical reason for the admission and identifies a major increase in these admissions over a longer period.
For ICD-9-CM code 038.1 (staphylococcal septicemia), we assumed that only 50% of infections were attributable to S.
Staphylococcal septicemia treated with methicillin: report of twenty-two cases.

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