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Is mrsa and cellulitis the same

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Mrsa stands for methicillin-resistant staph aureus, which is a name of a specific bacteria which can cause cellulitis. Cellulitis is an infection of ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience in Family Medicine
No.: Mrsa is a type of bacteria that can cause cellulitis (skin infection) or an abscess. There are also other types of bacteria that can cause cellulitis ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vadim Glukh
22 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
It could be: Cellulitis is a complex clinical picture of infection which could be caused among others by the mrsa.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Common: Usually cellulitis is due predominantly to strep, but staph may also be involved. Mrsa is more prone to produce "boils" and can be persistent and rec ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience in Dermatology
Drug resistance: Cellulitis is an infection (usually staph) of the fat underneath the skin and can initially involve a small area on the hand or foot but then spread v ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Warlick
24 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Yes: Mrsa is a resistant form of a common bacteria that lives on the skin. If you have a break/cut in skin you might get infection from mrsa. Cdiff is a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
42 years experience in Dermatology
No they are not.: Cellulitis is a potentially serious infection of the skin that can be caused by several different bacteria, including staph aureus. Mrsa is a type of ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Clear
11 years experience in Family Medicine
Better is good: Because ongoing drainage is important after an abscess is opened, the wound is not sutured closed so will take 3 - 6 weeks to heal depending on size, ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Nerve Recovery: Nerve injuries are classified as follows: a first-degree injury, or neurapraxia, will recover within days after the injury, or it may take up to thre ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Are you 19?: If you are 19 year-old, you are trying to practice medicine without a license. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole g ... Read More

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