Staphylococcal Disease

Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are gram-positive cocci that cause diseases of varying severity, from skin and soft-tissue infections (eg, folliculitis, impetigo, cellulitis, abscesses) to deep-seated infections (eg, endocarditis, osteomyelitis). Laboratory studies used in the diagnosis generally include culture and serum antibody testing.

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Last Update: May 2018