Video: ❶ Staphylococcus Aureus In A Child
Staphylococcus aureus scares many mothers, because its consequences can be dangerous for the child. But not many people fully understand what this infection is; what are the manifestations; do not know the measures that need to be taken to protect the baby from this disease. Location: Location:
Staphylococcus aureus is a gram-positive bacterium that is one of the four most common in the world. This bacterium has long been resistant to penicillin antibiotics, it has a special enzyme that protects it from the effects of the drug.
In children, staphylococcus aureus manifests itself in different ways: it can be skin lesions, boils, suppuration of wounds, as a complication: meningitis, pneumonia, sepsis.
This disease is extremely pathogenic, because Staphylococcus aureus has a special enzyme that melts the upper layers of the skin, and this facilitates its penetration. Staphylococcus aureus also produces endotoxin, which poisons the body from the inside. An aggravating factor is the fact that a person does not have immunity to this disease.
In children, this ailment is very common, because children "taste the world", often violate the rules of hygiene, forgetting to wash their hands. The fact that the general immunity, which allows you to avoid the disease when it enters the body or on the surface of the skin, is much lower in children than in adults. Children who are prone to frequent colds and viral infections are also at risk.
Any newborn can encounter staphylococcus in the hospital, this prospect scares many mothers and they prefer to give birth at home. But remember that infection with staphylococcus is possible when it is sown directly from the body (wounds, rash blisters), and not from furniture or the ceiling.
Note that Staphylococcus aureus found on the skin of a child does not necessarily indicate an illness. Whether he gets sick or not is already a question of immunity (clean hands and objects with which the baby is in contact). Walk with him, play sports, eat properly and fully - all this will strengthen children's immunity.