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A 18-year-old female asked:

What is mrsa and is it cureable?

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Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
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.
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Bacteria: Mrsa is a bacteria that resists being killed by antibiotics from the penicillin family. It cannot be cured but can be killed.
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