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Doctor insights on: Mrsa Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

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What are the differences between MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) or c-diff (clostridium difficile)?

Totally different: They are totally different bacteria. Mrsa causes disease by invading the body, multiplying and causing tissue injury. Clostridium difficile causes disease by overgrowth in the intestinal lumen and producing toxins that injure the colonic mucosa causing diarrhea and colitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ein
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Mrsa (Definition)

MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a certain strain of bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics. It most commonly causes skin infections and abscesses, ...Read more


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Could i get a boob job if I have nonactive methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)?

Could i get a boob job if I have nonactive methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)?

MRSA : Mrsa once was a rare finding most often seen in the hospital setting. This is not the case, as MRSA is now almost universal. Many people are chronic carriers of the MRSA organism. If you are non-active, i feel that you could have breast augmentation. Pre-op you should consider nasal swab antibiotics, PO antibiotics and antibacterial body washes. This should reduce your chances for infection. ...Read more

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What type of bacterial infection is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)?

What type of bacterial infection is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)?

A bad type.: Mrsa is a potent strain of staph bacteria that worries doctors because it is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin, which for many years was the single best treatment for staph infections. It is usually treatable with other antibiotics, such as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or doxycycline, but such infections can be very virulent and contagious. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my culture came up staphylococcus aureus then below MRSA inconclusive?

MRSA inconclusive: Usually, unresolved results due to PCR inhibition are inconclusive. Consider repeat the test if clinically indicated. Ask your PCP for more information. ...Read more

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Are school-children a high-risk group for staphylococcus aureus infection or mrsa?

Are school-children a high-risk group for staphylococcus aureus infection or mrsa?

Yes, Staph, no MRSA: Young children, especially, who have close contact with others in daycare and ealy school, often bring home staph, (impetigo, respiratory, ear infections), but since most communities do not have alot of mrsa, it is the more common staph that they get and bring home. ...Read more

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How does staphylococcus turn into MRSA?

Resistance to drugs: Some believe over usage of antibiotics by general population with staph becoming resistant. MRSA stands for methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus. First discovered in 1961 now resistant to methicillin, amoxicillin, penicillin, oxacillin, and many other antibiotics.Sometimes difficult to treat. ...Read more

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How important is a small amount of MRSA in your lung? Can it be considered normal as is regular s. Aureus?

How important is a small amount of MRSA in your lung?  Can it be considered normal as is regular s. Aureus?

Not uncommon: In patients who have been in and out of the hospital. It still would not be considered "normal" colonization and could be an issue if the person becomes sick in other ways. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Staphcillin (Definition)

Staphcillin is a second generation penicillin (penicillinase-resistant) which is a kind of penicillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more


Dr. Tony Ho
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Methicillin (Definition)

Methicillin is a second generation penicillin (penicillinase-resistant) which is a kind of penicillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more