Staphylococcus Aureus

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  • Staphylococc-us aureus
    • Properties
      • round (coccus)
      • Gram positive
      • around 1 micrometre in diameter
      • Bacterium
    • Location
      • Human skin
      • Clumps of cells
      • Mucosal membranes
    • Symptoms
      • Circulatory system
      • Lung
        • Pneumonia
      • Bone
        • Osteomyelitis
      • Skin surface
        • Boils / abscesses
        • Styes
        • Furunculosis (recurring boils)
    • Infections
      • Usually not problematic
      • Opportunistic pathogen
      • MRSA
        • Methicillin-resistant
        • Hospital associated
          • immunoco-mpromised patients
          • post-op wound infections
        • Community associated
          • skin-skin contact
          • Skin damage

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