Skin Infections Caused by Staphylococcus aureus


  • Pascal Del Giudice



skin infections, staphylococcus aureus, bacterial skin infections, cellulitis, furuncle, abscess


Staphylococcus aureus is the most common pathogen involved in skin infections worldwide, regardless of the patient?s age, the climate or geographical area. The main skin clinical manifestations can be linked to a few toxins produced by the bacteria, which give rise to a rich and varied clinical spectrum. Panton Valentine leucocidin, exfoliatins, enterotoxins and toxin shock syndrome toxin 1 are the main toxins involved in most dermatological manifestations associated with S. aureus. Other less frequent cutaneous manifestations can occur in endocarditis, bacteraemia. Currently, the most important event is worldwide emergence of community-acquired S. aureus resistant to methicillin (CA-MRSA), mainly causing skin infections.


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Del Giudice, P. (2020). Skin Infections Caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 100(9), 208–215.