Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium that colonizes many people without causing disease. Under certain circumstances it may, however, cause infections, which are difficult to treat due to existing antibiotic resistances.
colonizes many people unnoticed and is often found in the nose. In case of a weakened immune system
, however, is can cause wound infections and even sepsis
. Many variants of Staphylococcus aureus
are resistant against common antibiotics. Especially against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
there is hardly any antibiotic effective any more.