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Can a woman with Staphylococcus aureus get pregnant?

Can a woman with Staphylococcus aureus get pregnant?

Some studies have suggested that a Staph infection might affect sperm and fertility. In general, exposures that fathers or sperm donors have are unlikely to increase the risk to a pregnancy.

What does Staphylococcus aureus in urine mean?

Background. When Staphylococcus aureus is isolated in urine, it is thought to usually represent hematogenous spread. Because such spread might have special clinical significance, we evaluated predictors and outcomes of S. aureus bacteriuria among patients with S. aureus bacteremia.

Can a urine infection harm my unborn baby?

UTIs do not pose any danger to a developing fetus, and the infection is usually asymptomatic during pregnancy (unlike the pain that usually occurs when you get one in a non-pregnant state). However, untreated UTIs can progress to kidney infections, which are far more serious.

What does it mean if you have bacteria in your urine while pregnant?

Urinary tract infections and possible consequences Hormonal and physical changes make pregnant women more susceptible to urinary tract infections. These arise if bacteria infect the urethra (the tube that urine flows out of) and bladder. If the germs move upwards, they may also infect the ureters or kidneys.

What is the risk of staph infection during pregnancy?

Staphylococcus aureus (Staph Infection) In every pregnancy, a woman starts out with a 3-5% chance of having a baby with a birth defect. This is called her background risk. This sheet talks about whether exposure to staphylococcus aureus may increase the risk for birth defects over that background risk.

Can you get Staphylococcus aureus from urine?

Although isolation of S. aureus from urine samples is often secondary to staphylococcal bacteremia arising elsewhere (e.g., in cases of endocarditis) [3], in certain patients, S. aureus causes ascending urinary tract colonization and infection.

Can you get an urinary tract infection during pregnancy?

See related patient information handout on urinary tract infections during pregnancy, written by the authors of this article. Urinary tract infections are common during pregnancy, and the most common causative organism is Escherichia coli. Asymptomatic bacteriuria can lead to the development of cystitis or pyelonephritis.

Can a Staphylococcus aureus infection be symptomatic?

We determined the occurrence of (1) symptomatic urinary tract infection concurrent with isolation of S. aureus (by predetermined criteria), (2) staphylococcal bacteremia concomitant with isolation of S. aureus from urine, and (3) subsequent episodes of staphylococcal infection.