What Is Staphylococcus Haemolyticus?

Staphylococcus haemolyticus is a member of the coagulase-negative staphylococci and a part of the skin flora of humans. It’s also an emerging pathogen of nosocomial infections.

History of Staphylococcus Haemolyticus

In 1975, two scientists named K. H. Schleifer and W. E. Kloos discovered staphylococcus haemolyticus at the Technical University of Munich, where they were studying microbiology.

A few years later after their discovery in the late 20th century, multiple scientific studies were conducted all around Germany on staphylococcus haemolyticus.

Those studies revealed that the species is typically found at the axillae, perineum, and inguinal areas. It also colonizes primates and domestic animals.

Furthermore, those same studies revealed that haemolyticus is not only an opportunistic pathogen, but the second-most frequently isolated CoNS.

Lastly, the bacterium is a highly antibiotic-resistant phenotype that has the ability to form biofilms, which makes it one of the most difficult pathogens to treat.

Symptoms of Diseases Caused By Staphylococcus Haemolyticus

Since staphylococcus haemolyticus can cause multiple diseases like endocarditis, peritonitis, and urinary tract infections (UTIs), the symptoms vary completely depending on the disease.

For instance, people who catch a UTI typically suffer from the following symptoms:

  • Blood in your pee
  • Smelly or cloudy pee
  • Pain in your lower tummy
  • Pain or a burning sensation when peeing
  • Peeing suddenly or more often than usual
  • Changes in behaviour such as severe confusion or agitation, especially in older people

In comparison, endocarditis has no similar symptom:

  • Fatigue
  • Night sweats
  • Shortness of breath
  • Aching joints and muscles
  • Chest pain when breathing
  • Flu-like symptoms, such as fever and chills

Although none of those symptoms are serious, health experts say that all diseases caused by streptococcus faecalis can lead to more serious conditions if they’re not treated right away.

How You Can Treat Staphylococcus Haemolyticus

Since staphylococcus haemolyticus is developing resistance to antibiotics, there’s no knowing whether the medicine that can treat it today will work tomorrow.

Currently, doctors prefer removing the catheter to treat an infection caused by staphylococcus haemolyticus. But if that’s not a possibility, vancomycin, teicoplanin, or glycopeptides with β-lactams may be administered instead.

All that being said, unless you’re already suffering from a disease caused by staphylococcus haemolyticus, you shouldn’t be worrying about the treatment.

You should be worrying about how to prevent the disease.

Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So why not take safety precautions right now, so you won’t have to face the risk of facing a problem caused by staphylococcus haemolyticus?

If you’re now wondering what safety precautions we are talking about, disinfecting your home and workplace with a solution that can kill staphylococcus haemolyticus is all you need to do.

How Alliance Enviro-Tech Can Help

Alliance Enviro-Tech can disinfect both residential and commercial spaces thoroughly.

Our Path-Guard® System can kill staphylococcus haemolyticus in under 5 minutes, giving you peace of mind to know your property is safe for everyone living or working there.

For more information, contact us to find out how we can help keep your property safe and clean.