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Cutaneous staphylococcus, most likely because of its name, is often accused of causing skin lesions. It turns out, however, that its cousin - golden staphylococcus - is responsible for the inflammation of the hair follicles, figs or boils. What skin diseases does staphylococcus cause? What skin changes may indicate a staphylococcal infection?

Cutaneous staphylococcusowes its name to the fact that it inhabits the skin and mucous membranes, being part of their natural bacterial flora. What's more, as long as you don't have lowered immunity or undergo invasive procedures, it is completely harmless. Another thinggolden staph , which uses every opportunity to cause inflammation of the skin.

Causes of cutaneous staphylococcal infections

Staphylococcal skin diseases are most often the result of skin damage - through a wound - a cut, scratch, rubbing of the epidermis, bacteria have easier access. Staphylococcal infections are also favored by excessive sweating, seborrhea and abnormal keratosis of the epidermis.

Staphylococcal skin diseases

  • folliculitis - located on the skin of the face, trunk and limbs
  • staphylococcal sycosis - this is a chronic inflammation of the hair follicles, most often located on the face, slightly less often on the scalp - it affects mainly men, as it is usually located within the facial hair: upper lip, chin and cheeks
  • boils - purulent perifollicular inflammation with the formation of a necrotic plug, when many boils appear simultaneously on the skin at different stages of development, we are dealing with furunculosis
  • multiple abscesses of the armpits - they arise as a result of infection of the sweat glands in the skin of the armpits, groin, anus, nipples and eyelids, these glands start working only after puberty, therefore multiple abscesses of the armpits only affect adults

Staphylococcal infections in children

  • multiple abscesses of infants - very rare infection of the eccrine sweat glands, abscesses are primarily hygienic negligence, exhaustion or a significant reduction in general immunity
  • neonatal bullous impetigo - it is initially serous athen purulent blisters appearing on the skin of newborns in the first weeks of life
  • neonatal bullous and exfoliative skin inflammation - some specialists consider it a severe form of neonatal bullous impetigo; quickly bursting blisters appear on the skin, which break very quickly, the skin comes off in patches, leaving oozing surfaces - this disease mainly affects infants, but also happens in older children and even adults

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