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Does MRSA always begin with a skin wound or some sort?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Invasive vs colonize

There is a big difference between colonized MRSA which can be present and live on the ski surface without any immeasuate threat.
However once a wound occurs the bacteria gain entrance to the body and cause significant disease.

In brief: Invasive vs colonize

There is a big difference between colonized MRSA which can be present and live on the ski surface without any immeasuate threat.
However once a wound occurs the bacteria gain entrance to the body and cause significant disease.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: MRSA

Mrsa is the result of decades of often unnecessary antibiotic use.
For years, antibiotics have been prescribed for colds, flu and other viral infections that don't respond to these drugs. Even when antibiotics are used appropriately, they contribute to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria because they don't destroy every germ they target. A resistant staph bacteria causes mrsa.

In brief: MRSA

Mrsa is the result of decades of often unnecessary antibiotic use.
For years, antibiotics have been prescribed for colds, flu and other viral infections that don't respond to these drugs. Even when antibiotics are used appropriately, they contribute to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria because they don't destroy every germ they target. A resistant staph bacteria causes mrsa.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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