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Is mrsa a rare strain of bacteria?

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Dr. Corinne Kauderer
Wound care 36 years experience
MRSA: MRSA is methicillin resistant staph aureus. It is not as rare as it used to be. Due to over utilization of antibiotics, many harmless bugs became smarter and figured how to stay alive despite taking powerful antibiotics. The only way to know you may have it, is to be tested with a swab. If it's positive, the patient needs to be on a different antibiotic such as a sulfur compound. Be careful.
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Not rare: It is becoming more common.
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Last updated May 26, 2015

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