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What is m.r.s.a.?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
See below: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. It is a bacteria (s. Aureus) that is resistant to methicillin, an antibiotic. This makes it resistant to several other standard antibiotics and also gives it a unique virulence due to its genetics.
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 years experience
Superbug: Methicillin resistant staph aureus - one of the headline grabbing " super bug" that can't be easily treated with some common antibiotics.
Dr. Robert Madden
Specializes in Anesthesiology
MRSA: MRSA is short for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, a Staph bacteria that is resistant to the usual penicillin like antibiotics that kill the Staph Aureus bug. Many people are colonized with this bacteria, however, treatment of infections caused by this bug may require specific prophylaxis & antibiotics for treatment. If improperly or ineffectively treated, the consequences can be grave

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