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Why Do Staph Infections Occur in the Hospital?

Risk Factors in the Hospital

Several factors can increase a person's chances of developing a staph infection in the hospital. These risk factors include:
  • A history of multiple hospitalizations
  • A recent hospitalization for a long period
  • Recent antibiotic use
  • Recent surgery
  • Having an IV line or bladder catheter
  • Having a weakened immune system from a medical condition, such as HIV, AIDS, or diabetes
  • Living in a nursing home or another long-term residence situation
  • Having dialysis for kidney failure.

Staphylococcus Infection

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