Staphylococcal Infections

  • Frederick L. Ruben
  • Carl William Norden


Although staphylococci, as a cause of sporadic infection, produce severe mobidity and mortality for the individual, the public-health importance of infections with this organism is its potential to cause epidemics. Major public-health problems resulting from infection with staphylococci include spread of the organism in newborn nurseries and outbreaks of postoperative wound infections. Also of importance is staphylococcal food poisoning, caused by the ingestion of food containing enterotoxin produced by coagulase-positive strains of Staphylococcus aureus.


Staphylococcus Aureus Teichoic Acid Staphylococcal Infection Nasal Carrier Heroin Addict 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederick L. Ruben
    • 1
  • Carl William Norden
    • 1
  1. 1.Infectious Disease Unit, Department of Medicine, Montefiore HospitalUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

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