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Is MRSA the main cause of cellulitis nowadays?

Is MRSA the main cause of cellulitis nowadays?

Cellulitis: The majority of cellulitis infections are caused by infection with either strep (streptococcus) or staph (staphylococcus) bacteria. The most common bacteria that cause cellulitis are beta-hemolytic streptococci (groups a, b, c, g, and f). A form of rather superficial cellulitis caused by strep is called erysipelas. However, MRSA cellulitis is on the rise. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more


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Is MRSA and cellulitis the same skin problem?

Is MRSA and cellulitis the same skin problem?

No.: Mrsa is a type of bacteria that can cause cellulitis (skin infection) or an abscess. There are also other types of bacteria that can cause cellulitis. We hear a lot about MRSA because it is resistent to a lot of common antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between diabetes and UTI infection of e. Coli which is resistant to ciprofloxacin? What causes the resistance of the organism?

Is there a relation between diabetes and UTI infection of e. Coli which is resistant to ciprofloxacin? What causes the resistance of the organism?

Uti: certainly urinary tract infections are more common in diabetics. Resistance to certain antibiotics has very little to do with diabetes. Resistance has more to do with previous antibiotic exposure and possibly exposure to organisms potentially from other people which are resistant to antibiotics ...Read more

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What is the the most efficient antib for staph infection on skin especially if one is diabetic.

What is the the most efficient antib for staph infection on skin especially if one is diabetic.

Bactoban&FudicicAcid: Most of timevyou need local trestment with Bactroban or Fudicik acid .and oral Antibiotcs like Dicloxacin.for MRSA you need Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) by mouth ...Read more

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What is the complications of impetigo?

What is the complications of impetigo?

Impetigo: Impetigo typically isn't dangerous, but complications can sometimes occur. For example, scarring, cellulitis- this potentially serious infection affects the tissues underlying your skin and eventually may spread to your lymph nodes and into the bloodstream. Left untreated, cellulitis can quickly become life-threatening, also one of the types of bacteria that cause impetigo can damage your kidneys. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of clostridium difficile infection in the us?

What is the incidence of clostridium difficile infection in the us?

C.Diff: Approximately 20% of individuals who are hospitalized acquire c difficile during hospitalization, and more than 30% of these patients develop diarrhea. Thus, c difficile colitis is currently one of the most common nosocomial infections. ...Read more

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Which staphylococcal skin infection is considered the most serious?

Which  staphylococcal skin infection is considered the most serious?

Toxic shock syndrome: It can cause death in hours. Read more about it here: www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001676/. ...Read more

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Besides bioterrorism, what is the most likely cause of infection?

Besides bioterrorism, what is the most likely cause of infection?

Bioterrorism is rare: Please send your question to healthtap again, but add some details to help us answer you concerns. Thanks! ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of neonatal sepsis?

What is the most common cause of neonatal sepsis?

Changing: Currently that is changing, probably due to preventive measures for group b streptococcus (gbs), which has been the leading cause for decades. Escherchia coli has taken over as the leading cause in premature babies while gbs still leads in full term neonates. ...Read more

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Is staph cellulitis on the stomach common?

Is staph cellulitis on the stomach common?

Staph cellulitis: This is not common in the sense that you see it every day, but it is not that unusual. ...Read more

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What is the name of the staph infection is it mercia?

What is the name of the staph infection is it mercia?

MRSA: Staph is a common germ, lives on skin, in nose, elsewhere-ubiquitous. When get where they don't belong, cause infection including pus pockets (abscesses). Some strains are resistant to multiple antibiotics. One such strain is MRSA (methicillin resistant staph. Aureus); can be a big deal id there's infection with limited antibiotc available to rx. Don't want it to spread in hospitals, a big deal. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of MRSA infection at a cellular, organ, and systemic level?

What is the pathophysiology of MRSA infection at a cellular, organ, and systemic level?

MRSA: Being a Microbiology Major as an undergraduate, I wish you good luck as you answer this question from your homework. It is impossible for us to answer this in 400 characters. ...Read more

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What is the main bloodborne infection of concern?

Several: The pathogens of primary concern are the human immunodeficiency virus (hiv), hepatitis b virus (hbv), and hepatitis c virus (hcv). Practice safe sex, do not do drugs, especially IV drugs. Avoid tatoos if possible and if necessary, assure they are performed by a sanitary, cdc/fda approved and licensed artist. Use universal precautions with any known infected individuals. ...Read more

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Which is the best treatment for staphylococcus aureus in the breast?

Which is the best treatment for staphylococcus aureus in the breast?

Staph aureus: Your physician(s) will most likely want to recommend an antibiotic to treat this type of infectious process. Seek medical advice as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Urine report-what is the problem of the report of >100000 staph aureus?

Urine report-what is the problem of the report of >100000 staph aureus?

UTI or septicemia: If you have urinary symptoms ie. Burning, urgency, frequency, flank pain, fever you and if you have wbc's in your urine you haave a urinary tract infection with s. Aureus. As persons with s. Aureus in their blood will frequently have the organism spread to their kidneys and appear in the urine you shoul have blood cultures done before antibiotic treatment and be checked for signs of systemic inf. ...Read more

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Is the source of infection always found in sepsis?

Is the source of infection always found in sepsis?

No: Often the source of infection is not clearly identified and more than 1/3 the time the specific organism/ bug causing the sepsis is never identified. Often treatment/antbiotics fix the problem before source/organism can be clearly identified. ...Read more

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How common is sepsis in the rest of the world?

How common is sepsis in the rest of the world?

Common: Depending on where you live, it may be the most common way to die. ...Read more

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