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Dr. Nass received dual medical degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in Medicine and Science. He completed Family Medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center with subsequent fellowships at Ventura, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and University of California-Irvine. He holds faculty appointments at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Western University of Health Sciences.

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Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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  • Fever then no fever then fever again

  • Periodic fever (>100.4°F / 38°C)

  • Remittent fever of 102.2°F / 39°C

  • Stomach was uncomfortable, then had a fever

  • Easily tired

  • Extremely high fever of 106.7°F / 41.5°C or higher

  • Fever of 100.4°F / 38°C or more for weeks

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What is Staphylococcus Aureus?

Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium that is the main cause of skin and soft tissue infections like abscesses, furuncles, and cellulitis. Although most staph infections are not severe, they can spread to the bloodstream, resulting in serious systemic infections, pneumonia, or bone and joint infections.

Typical Symptoms of Staphylococcus Aureus

  • Fever

  • Pain around the belly button area

  • Fatigue

  • Ate raw or undercooked food in the past week

  • Skin abnormality

  • Recent contact with sick people with similar symptoms

  • Lower left abdomen or tummy pain

  • Right lower abdominal pain

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Staphylococcus Aureus

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have belly button pain?

  • Do you feel you fatigued?

  • Have you eaten anything in the past week that could cause food poisoning, like raw oysters, raw fish, contaminated water, or old rice?

  • Do you have any skin problems?

Treatmentof Staphylococcus Aureus

Treatment primarily involves antibiotics, which may be applied on the skin as creams and ointments or taken orally. Severe infections require antibiotics injected into the vein.

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  • Fever

  • Lethargic

  • Abnormal skin

References

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    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199808203390806

  • Lister JL, Horswill AR. Staphylococcus aureus biofilms: recent developments in biofilm dispersal. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2014 Dec 23;4:178. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2014.00178. PMID: 25566513; PMCID: PMC4275032.

    https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fcimb.2014.00178/full

  • Ahmad-Mansour N, Loubet P, Pouget C, Dunyach-Remy C, Sotto A, Lavigne JP, Molle V. <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> Toxins: An Update on Their Pathogenic Properties and Potential Treatments. Toxins (Basel). 2021 Sep 23;13(10):677. doi: 10.3390/toxins13100677. PMID: 34678970; PMCID: PMC8540901.

    https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6651/13/10/677

  • Mehraj J, Witte W, Akmatov MK, Layer F, Werner G, Krause G. Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Carriage Patterns in the Community. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2016;398:55-87. doi: 10.1007/82_2016_497. PMID: 27370344.

    https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/82_2016_497

  • Löffler B, Tuchscherr L. <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> Toxins: Promoter or Handicap during Infection? Toxins (Basel). 2021 Apr 19;13(4):287. doi: 10.3390/toxins13040287. PMID: 33921743; PMCID: PMC8072895.

    https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6651/13/4/287

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Reviewed By:

Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS

Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS (Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Nass received dual medical degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in Medicine and Science. He completed Family Medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center with subsequent fellowships at Ventura, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and University of California-Irvine. He holds faculty appointments at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Western University of Health Sciences.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal Medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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