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Is MRSA and cellulitis the same?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Martin Tyson
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus is a type of bacteria which is one possible, and increasingly common, cause of it. It is a type of bacteria.

In brief: No
Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus is a type of bacteria which is one possible, and increasingly common, cause of it. It is a type of bacteria.
Dr. Martin Tyson
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Dr. Michael Warlick
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
3 doctors agree
In brief: No, but related
Cellulitis is an skin infection that can be caused by bacteria or bacterias.
Mrsa is a resistant form of a common skin bacteria. Mrsa can cause cellulitis. But, there are other bacteria that can cause cellulitis. Analogy would be house can be have insect infestation with roaches but there are other bugs that can also cause infestation.

In brief: No, but related
Cellulitis is an skin infection that can be caused by bacteria or bacterias.
Mrsa is a resistant form of a common skin bacteria. Mrsa can cause cellulitis. But, there are other bacteria that can cause cellulitis. Analogy would be house can be have insect infestation with roaches but there are other bugs that can also cause infestation.
Dr. Michael Warlick
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Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Mrsa stands for methicillin-resistant staph aureus, which is a name of a specific bacteria which can cause cellulitis.
Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and skin-related structures. Cellulitis can be caused by other types of bacteria as well, including streptococcus. Mrsa has been in the news more because it is now a much more common cause of cellulitis.

In brief: No
Mrsa stands for methicillin-resistant staph aureus, which is a name of a specific bacteria which can cause cellulitis.
Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and skin-related structures. Cellulitis can be caused by other types of bacteria as well, including streptococcus. Mrsa has been in the news more because it is now a much more common cause of cellulitis.
Dr. Daniel Lee
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Completely different
Mrsa is one type of bacteria.
Cellulitis is a visible inflammation (itis) of skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen, tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes, get to a wound care /vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wron.

In brief: Completely different
Mrsa is one type of bacteria.
Cellulitis is a visible inflammation (itis) of skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen, tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes, get to a wound care /vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wron.
Dr. Michael Miller
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