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What is methicillin resistant staph?
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: See below
Staphylococcus are a genus of bacteria usually divided into coagulase negative and positive.
The coag positive staph are staph aureus which cause many infections. Mrsa are resistant to the semisynthetic penicillins like methicillin. Mssa are sensitive to these antibiotics. Coag neg staph include many species like staphylococcus epidermidis which colonize normal skin and infrequently cause disease.

In brief: See below
Staphylococcus are a genus of bacteria usually divided into coagulase negative and positive.
The coag positive staph are staph aureus which cause many infections. Mrsa are resistant to the semisynthetic penicillins like methicillin. Mssa are sensitive to these antibiotics. Coag neg staph include many species like staphylococcus epidermidis which colonize normal skin and infrequently cause disease.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Marsha Davis
They are very bad and serious related to overuse of antibiotics!
Dr. Nancy Mellow
It is a type of the bacteria Staph Aureus (which is commonly present on skin surfaces) that can cause infections that cannot be treated by the usual type of penicillin because it has developed a resistance to a number of antibiotics.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
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In brief: A bacteria
Staph aureus is a common skin bacteria.
Some strains are resistant to penicillin type antibiotics. The lab uses methicillin to test staph bacteria for resistance of this type. Up to 30 % of community acquired staph infections are of the resistant type and need to be treated with a different antibiotic.

In brief: A bacteria
Staph aureus is a common skin bacteria.
Some strains are resistant to penicillin type antibiotics. The lab uses methicillin to test staph bacteria for resistance of this type. Up to 30 % of community acquired staph infections are of the resistant type and need to be treated with a different antibiotic.
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
In brief: MRSA
Mrsa or methicillin resistant staph is a bacteria that is not amenable to usual antibiotics and also they are more virulent than usual staphylococcus.

In brief: MRSA
Mrsa or methicillin resistant staph is a bacteria that is not amenable to usual antibiotics and also they are more virulent than usual staphylococcus.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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