Category Patient information

Relapse of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection – patient information sheet

Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection (septicaemia) information card [Patient Label ] [ [ You were recently diagnosed with a blood infection caused by a bacterium called Staphylococcus aureus (“Golden Staph”). This infection has been treated with intravenous antibiotics. Whilst this usually cures the infection, there is a possibility that your infection could return within 3 months […]

Outpatient MRSA eradication instructions

Your recent pathology test showed that you are carrying a strain of resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria (germ) that may cause boils or other more serious infections (See also NSW MRSA Fact sheet).    Eradication treatment aims to completely remove MRSA from your body. In more than half of the people treated in this way, MRSA […]

Patient advice: recurrent staphylococcal infection

Recurrent staphylococcal infection:  Natural history Virulent (aggressive) strains of Staphylococcus aureus (including golden staph- MRSA) are responsible for recurrent skin and soft tissue infections (e.g. boils)in previously well individuals (children and adults). The infections may recur over many months. Eventually some degree of immunity develops and the episodes become less frequent. However episodes may continue to occur […]

Cellulitis 101 – importance of routine skin care

Many patients with lower limb cellulitis have pre-existing venous stasis dermatitis, solar damage or other skin conditions that impair the natural skin barrier.