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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: You don't treat pneumococcus with methicillin, so it's not relevant.

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in 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
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
That means that: the staphyloccocus aureus bacteria can be treated by methicillin.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Possibly: It depends on which type of bacteria you are referring to.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
MRSA: Extremely.
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