Staphylococcal Infections Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 12, 2019
  • Author: Thomas E Herchline, MD; Chief Editor: Mark R Wallace, MD, FACP, FIDSA  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What causes staphylococcal infections?

What are common types of staphylococcal infections?

What are the physical findings of staphylococcal infection?

Which lab tests are indicated in the workup of staphylococcal infections?

Which imaging studies are indicated in the workup of staphylococcal infections?

How is staphylococcal infection treated?

Which antibiotics are indicated in the management of staphylococcal infections?

When is surgery indicated in the treatment of staphylococcal infections?

What are the causes of staphylococcal infections?

What is the pathophysiology of staphylococcal infections?

What is the prevalence of staphylococcal infections in the US?

What is the global prevalence of staphylococcal infections?

What is the mortality rate of staphylococcal infections?

Do staphylococcal infections have a racial predilection?

What are the sex-related demographics of staphylococcal infections?

What are the age-related demographics of staphylococcal infections?

Presentation

What are common manifestations of staphylococcal infections?

What are the physical findings of skin and soft-tissue infections in staphylococcal infection?

What are the physical findings of toxic shock syndrome in staphylococcal infection?

What are the physical findings of endocarditis in staphylococcal infection?

What are the predisposing factors for staphylococcal infections?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Staphylococcal Infections?

Workup

Which lab studies are indicated in the workup of staphylococcal infections?

When is echocardiography indicated in the workup of staphylococcal infections?

Treatment

What medical care is indicated in the treatment of staphylococcal infections?

What surgical care is indicated in the treatment of staphylococcal infections?

Which specialist consultations are indicated in the treatment of staphylococcal infections?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of staphylococcal infections?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotic are used in the treatment of Staphylococcal Infections?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Staphylococcal Infections?

Follow-up

How is transmission of staphylococcal infections prevented in hospitals?

What are the complications of staphylococcal infections?

What is the prognosis of staphylococcal infections?

What educational resources are available on staphylococcal infection?