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Staphylococcus (cont.)

What Are Some Types of Staph Infections?

How do Staphylococcus aureus infections differ from Staphylococcus epidermidis infections?

  • S. aureus strains also produce enzymes and toxins that likely cause or increase the severity of certain diseases. Such diseases include
  • S. epidermidis strains, which usually do not cause infections, can cause infections in people whose immune system is suppressed. Patients who have any type of indwelling catheter or implanted device are also known to get S. epidermidis infections.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/13/2016

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