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Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
MRSA: This depends upon where the infection is located and its sensitivity to specific antibiotics and the length of time that will be necessary to treat th ... Read More

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Resistance: Mrsa is just a staph aureus that has a new gene that renders it resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics; for the most part, it will present the exact sa ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
What it says: Mrsa is exactly what it says it is: a strain of staph. Aureus that is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin. The reason this is such a big deal is t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it is contagious: Mrsa is contogious as long as there is open wound or it has colonised in nose.It has to be treated with local antibiotics like bactroban (mupirocin) i ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it can be: It can be deadly if not treated properly and it spreads in the blood stream and in immunocompromised patients as well.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
A bacteria: Staph aureus is a common skin bacteria. Some strains are resistant to penicillin type antibiotics. The lab uses methicillin to test staph bacteria f ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
MRSA: Extremely.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Contagious: A staph infection can be localized to one area or spread over large portions of the skin. Mrsa is more common and means that certain antibiotics will ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Totally different : Bacteria.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Hmm: If the pyelonephritis is due to bacteria Staph Aureus it can be the cause of the pyelonephritis . But having pyelonephritis does not mean you have or ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Antibiotics : Based on resistance pattern.
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A male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Antibiotics: Staphylococcal Aureus is a type of gram positive bacteria that is capable of causing infection. Being sensitive means that Oxacillin, a type of antib ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You don't treat pneumococcus with methicillin, so it's not relevant.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Rarely.: Many pathogens (bacteria, viruses) can affect the pregnancy; s. Aureus can cause an ascending intrauterine infection and miscarriage in rare circumsta ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Incomplete killing: Mutations in bacteria that lead to resistance can occur when bacteria are exposed to antibiotics in doses that are not strong enough to kill them. The ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Plasmid/selection: Bacterial resistance is either transmitted between members by something called a plasmid, a small circle of dna that carries the resistance genes. Th ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
MRSA: No, Gentamicin does not treat MRSA. Gent is used for "gram-negative" infections.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
It may but...: It depends on the resistance profile of specific strain of klebsiella. Many strains acquired in the 'community' are very sensitive to almost all anti ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Group A strep: The classical cause of strep throat.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Can be normal.: S. lugdunensis can be part of the normal bacteria which s found on the skin. In some cases, like other strep. germs it can also cause disease in some ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Probiotics Use: There is no evidence that probiotics can prevent a pseudomonas infection.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it can: Yes it can and is treated with appropriate antibiotics.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James White
30 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
MRSA : Mrsa once was a rare finding most often seen in the hospital setting. This is not the case, as MRSA is now almost universal. Many people are chron ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
20 years experience Infectious Disease
It is possible: Not all patients with a history of MRSA have problems after influenza. It is very important to inform your doctor if you experience a relapse of sympt ... Read More
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