Staphylococcus aureus is one of the opportunistic pathogenic bacteria that normally can cause various diseases in humans and animals as well. For example, disease bacteremia, endocarditis, osteomyelitis, and skin diseases.
About 30% of people have these bacteria in their nose. Actually, this bacterium does not cause any harm, it's just that sometimes the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus can cause an infection, and the infection can be serious and fatal.
Very Vulnerable Causing Serious Diseases
Staph is short for Staphylococcus, a type of bacteria. Staphylococcus is a group of bacteria that can cause a number of diseases as a result of the infection in your body tissues.
Staphylococcus bacteria when viewed under a microscope to look like a bunch of grapes. There are more than 30 species of Staphylococcus, but Staphylococcus aureus is the most frequent cause of infectious diseases. Some infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are:
Anyone could have had a skin infection caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. People who are at risk of developing a skin infection caused by this bacterium are people who have open cuts or scrapes, or contact with someone who is suffering from this skin infection. A skin disease caused by this bacterium in them boils, impetigo, cellulitis, and Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome. Typically, these infections will make your skin appear red, swollen, painful, and sometimes contain pus.
- Disease bacteremia (sepsis)
Not only the skin, the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia can also cause disease. Bacteremia disease is a disease in which there are the bacteria spread into the circulation of your blood. The bacteria that causes this disease is Streptococcus pneumoniae, Salmonella, and Staphylococcus aureus. Some of the signs and symptoms if you are affected by this disease are fever and low blood pressure. These bacteria can travel far enough in your body to cause infection in organs such as the brain, heart, or lungs. Moreover, these bacteria can also attack the bones and muscles, and surgically implanted devices (such as an artificial joint or a pacemaker).
Osteomyelitis is an infectious disease of bone. The infection is caused by germs or bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus that initially infect the skin, muscle or tendon, then spread to the bone. The infection is spread through blood or after you perform spine surgery. Some people are at greater risk of developing this disease is diabetes, dialysis, impaired blood circulation, injecting drug users (panasun), and people who have weakened immune systems. Symptoms include pain in the bones, excessive sweating, fever and chills, their feelings of anxiety and pain, swelling, and there are open wounds that may fester.
Despite terrible, but some of the diseases caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus can be treated in several ways. Them namely with appropriate antibiotics, including oral antibiotics; surgical removal of dead tissue infected; removal of foreign bodies, such as sutures and implants which may be a factor in the occurrence of infection; treat skin diseases underlying diseases such as atopic eczema.
After knowing the dangers of the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, you are advised to take precautions, such as frequent hand washing, before and after touching the skin is damaged or injured; keep the wound covered with a sterile bandage, in order to keep the wound dry and speedy recovery; changing tent as often as possible so you avoid these harmful bacterial infections; avoid your personal belongings in order not to mix with other people, such as sheets, razors, towels, and clothing; and wash their clothes and blankets in hot water, so that the bacteria are dead and no longer a danger to you and your family. If the treatment and prevention do not work, call your doctor to get proper treatment.