A 18-year-old female asked:
what is mrsa and is it cureable?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt answered
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Infection, Yes: Mrsa stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. Staph is a common bacteria and is found everywhere. Because of the frequent overuse of antibiotics, some staph bacteria have aquired resistance to many of the antibiotics available today. You need a culture to make the diagnosis and usually a longer course of appropriate antibiotic to cure the infection. Also need culture after treatment.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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