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Have irritated perianal area like a diaper rash-got call from derm saying culture + for staphylococcus/no yeast or fungus- would it have said if mrsa?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

One would think so.
There are staph infections that are not methicillin resistant (mrsa).

In brief: Yes

One would think so.
There are staph infections that are not methicillin resistant (mrsa).
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Dr. Keith Ramsey
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine

In brief: Maybe

Mrsa means that the staphylococcus is resistant to multiple antibiotics.
If a sensitivity to antibiotics was done, then the doctor should have told you which one would work and if it is the one prescribed or not. A sensitivity may or may not have been done. It does cost extra for that service by the lab.

In brief: Maybe

Mrsa means that the staphylococcus is resistant to multiple antibiotics.
If a sensitivity to antibiotics was done, then the doctor should have told you which one would work and if it is the one prescribed or not. A sensitivity may or may not have been done. It does cost extra for that service by the lab.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Bacterial Culture

Yes, the culture would have told the doctor if you had mrsa.

In brief: Bacterial Culture

Yes, the culture would have told the doctor if you had mrsa.
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