Staph Infection Symptoms and Causes

Toxic Shock Syndrome. This potentially fatal condition requires immediate hospitalization and quite possibly resuscitation. In this Staph infection, bacterial toxins are being released directly into the bloodstream. This can cause malfunctions in organs and tissues all over the body.

The patient will run a dangerously high temperature and will usually experience multiple symptoms, including and beyond a dizziness and inability to stand upright, a voiding of the stomach contents, possibly accompanied by diarrhea. If the brain is affected, the patient may experience confusion; if the muscles are, there will be a considerable muscular pain.

Poisoning caused by Staph-infected foods. This is a dangerous infection that can randomly turn out mild or potentially fatal, even among a group of people who have eaten the same infected food. The first symptoms will be stomach cramps, vomiting, or diarrhea. As the infection progresses, blood pressure will inevitably fall, and intense and life-threatening dehydration will occur. Food poisoning is caused by Streptococcus aureus, and generally affects meat, dairy and poultry products that are either raw, badly cooked, or which have been allowed to spoil slightly.