STAPHYLOCOCCUS

The aureus belonging to the genus of bacteria is positive Gram-granules.

Under the microscope the bacteria staphylococcus appear in groups that resemble bunches of grapes that are formed when the grains are randomly divided, there owes its name. The genus Staphylococcus includes 31 different bacterial species. Most are harmless and live mainly in the skin and mucous membranes of the human glands. Dangerous species is Staphylococcus aureus that causes food poisoning and skin infections. The aureus was first identified in 1878 by Pasteur.

Responding staphylococcus

Treatment of Staphylococcus achieved by taking antibiotics.

It includes use of topical or systemic antibiotics, depending on the extent and severity of the infection always according to medical guidelines. It is important to primarily address the colonization of Staphylococcus that is perhaps the most important predisposing factor for disease development. In patients with frequent infections, it is very important to determine if there is colonization of the nasal cavity, and then, if applicable, be addressed.

Prevention is because the staphylococcal infections are transmitted by hands, as the most effective prevention measure staphylococci spread is the strict application of cleaning and proper hand hygiene and the treatment of colonization.