Staphylococcal infection
Infection with one of the Staphylococcal bacteria. Staph infection can cause pus-filled abscesses on the skin or internal organs, and can migrate through the blood to infect the heart, meninges, and other areas. Treatment is with antibiotics and drainage of abscesses as needed. See also Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, Staphylococcus.

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  • staphylococcal infection — noun an infection with staphylococcus bacteria; usually marked by abscess formation • Hypernyms: ↑infection • Hyponyms: ↑boil, ↑furuncle, ↑carbuncle …   Useful english dictionary

  • staphylococcal — adjective of or relating to the staphylococcus bacteria a staphylococcal infection • Pertains to noun: ↑staphylococcus • Derivationally related forms: ↑staphylococcus * * * |stafəlō|käkəl adjective Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Staphylococcal enteritis — is a form of enteritis due to food poisoning caused by one of a variety of Staphylococcus bacteria. The illness is not necessarily the result of active infection, but can be the result of toxins that may have been left in the food due to improper …   Wikipedia

  • Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 L00 Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSS Syndrom) Dermatitis exfoliativa neonatorum (Ritter von Rittershain) Pemphigus acutus neonatorum Staphylogenes Lyell Syndrom …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 L00 Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSS Syndrom) Dermatitis exfoliativa neonatorum (Ritter von Rittershain) Pemphigus acutus neonatorum Staphylogenes Lyell Syndrom …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome — An infection of the skin with group II Staphylococcus aurea bacteria. The bacteria release toxins, causing inflamed, scaling skin that looks as though it has been burned. It is more common in children than in adults, but is more likely to cause… …   Medical dictionary

  • staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome — (Lyell s disease, Ritter s disease) a potentially serious condition of young infants in which the skin becomes reddened and tender and then peels off, giving the appearance of a scald. The area of skin loss may be quite extensive. The underlying… …   Medical dictionary

  • staphylococcal mastitis — bovine mastitis caused by infection with Staphylococcus aureus; it may be either subclinical or acute. The acute forms sometimes result in skin sloughing, gangrene, and death. Cf. udder impetigo …   Medical dictionary

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