View Full Version : Increased Risk Of Lupus Possible Following Chronic Exposure To Staph Bacteria

08-10-2012, 02:27 AM
Chronic exposure to even small amounts of staph bacteria could be a risk factor for the chronic inflammatory disease lupus, Mayo Clinic research shows. Staph, short for Staphylococcus aureus, is a germ commonly found on the skin or in the nose, sometimes causing infections...

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08-10-2012, 11:49 AM
... velly intellesting...

08-10-2012, 12:04 PM
As Spock would say-


08-10-2012, 12:26 PM
Yeah, the Laugh In routine has gotten old, and Spock is definitely more precise in his vocabulary...

What "fascinates" me about it is that I've been treated for staph infections twice, with the 2nd one being done like I had tuberculosis, with the one antiboiotic for 2 weeks, the other for 6. That was about 20 years ago... I began the autoimmune stuff like the *next* year... "The data supplied would not support such a hypothesis in this case, but might insinuate a coincidental gathering of the circumstances."...

08-10-2012, 05:14 PM
That is interesting. 4 years before I had to stop working I went in for outpatient surgery to have my gallbladder removed I ended up with a staph infection on my nose from the oxygen mask. I have always seen that (the gallbladder problem) as the beginning of my illness. Maybe it was actually the staph.

Something to think about