A member asked:

Are celluitis, c-diff and mrsa related?

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Dr. Michael Ein answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Somewhat: Mrsa can cause cellulitis. The antibiotics you take for cellulitis or to treat MRSA infection can cause c. Difficile overgrowth disease.

Answered 6/10/2014



Mostly different.: Cellulitis is a skin infection causing redness, swelling, and/or pain. It can be caused by MRSA rather than typical staph (MSSA) or strep in certain settings. C diff is not directly related to the other two unless of course antibiotics are taken for cellulitis/MRSA which can lead to alteration of gut flora and C diff.

Answered 7/6/2014



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