Staphylococcus sp. More evidence is currently emerging to show that Staphylococcus, particularly Staphylococcus aureus, can colonize the reproductive systems and affect their structure and function. Staphylococcal infection has become one of the most common causes of infertility in both males and females. This chapter focuses on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment of staphylococcal infection and infertility. Genital Infections and Infertility. Bacterial infection in reproductive organs is one of the most common causes of infertility in both male and female patients.
In , the newswires were rife with reports about an outbreak of a new strain of the "flesh-eating" MRSA bacteria among gay and bisexual men in San Francisco and Boston. Although MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has long been considered a major public health threat, it was rarely associated with such a rapid and specific outbreak. What made the event so unusual was that many of the reported infections were passed during anal sex. The infections were characterized by the formation of abscesses and ulcers on the buttocks, anus, and genitals, suggesting that sex was a new and unexpected mode of MRSA transmission. By definition, STDs are diseases in which sexual contact is a predominant mode of transmission. These include such common and uncommon STDs as:.
His patient, "Cadillac" Jack McCartney could hardly manage a response. What do you mean? This is no joke," said Dr. Faulhaber, who's also a clinical instructor at Harvard University Medical School. What had started out as a small pimple on McCartney's left groin was threatening his manhood—and his life.
Noticed any new, concerning symptoms involving your penis? They could be a sign of many things, from a harmless skin condition to a sexually transmitted infection STI that needs treatment. Balanitis happens when the head of your penis becomes irritated and inflamed. Yes, males can get yeast infections too. It tends to start as a red rash, but you may also notice white, shiny patches on the skin of your penis.