Thursday, March 10, 2011

Staphylococcus aureus/ MSSA/ Golden Cluster Seed

Beauty was the last thing I expected as I got the report from my surgeon. However, as I googled, the beautiful world of Staphylococcus aureus (literally golden cluster seed) opened up to me. Its known and famous for its golden color, something which can also be seen in its colonies.

These beautiful organisms can cause a range of diseases, from a minor skin pimple to life threatening sepsis.

Originally curable by scores of antibodies, now Staph (as it is commonly known) has become resistant to many. Also, originally very rare, its now endemic in most hospitals across the globe.

Somehow now I do not feel so bad to be its carrier; I found another colleague in office and perhaps together we can form SSG aka Staph Support Group!

Have a look at this beauty in the images below.

Ref: www.sciencephoto.com
Ref: www.healthhype.com
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Ref: www.wikipedia.com

Ref: Wikipedia, www.acronyms.thefreedictionary.com

11 comments:

  1. oh it is a great post! I really like it! ^_^

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  2. I think...if u r dieseased, dont google abt diseases... It can nevertheless make u go nuts

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  3. @SciReg: Thanks a lot...I was really excited about posting this :)

    @Jon: You are right, but am much better now so was very keen on getting in-depth knowledge (not sharing that here though)...

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  4. Everything is great now, thanks a lot :) Last week was much more eventful...spent around hospitals, doctors, nurses and loads of medicines!

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  5. I have to admit, they do seem pretty :) I am not sure how pretty it feels to have them in you though.

    Hope you're alright.

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  6. this is very useful to medical students

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  7. @Pepper: Yes not so pretty to have them in you. I am quite alright now...soon would be running too :)

    @Essay_writer: Well...I am not so sure about that :)

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  8. From someone who has worked with patients infected with the worst forms of these golden grape bunches (MRSA), take it from me, they are scary shit! Anyways, a lot of people are actually carriers of the bug, usually in the nasopharynx. I hope you weren't down with anything too serious. Good pics, btw. Embroiled in day-to-day medicine, we sometimes forget the beauty of the aspect...

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  9. @Dr. Skeptic: My apologies for such a late reply. My infection was bad too and I had to be operated upon for the abscess with general anesthesia.

    I came across the images much later and found them to be so beautiful and decided to share them here. Its true that in our day to day life, we miss on the beauty in the microscopic world...

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