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What are the differences between cellulitis & mrsa?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: Diagnosis

Cellulitis is a diagnosis describing a condition usually caused by staph.
Bacteria but may be caused by other germs. Mrsa is not a diagnosis but a staph bacteria resistent to certain antibiotics. Mrsa is commonly found in the nose or on the skin of people with no symptoms at all who are "carriers".Mrsa is abbreviation fo.

In brief: Diagnosis

Cellulitis is a diagnosis describing a condition usually caused by staph.
Bacteria but may be caused by other germs. Mrsa is not a diagnosis but a staph bacteria resistent to certain antibiotics. Mrsa is commonly found in the nose or on the skin of people with no symptoms at all who are "carriers".Mrsa is abbreviation fo.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Infection v Bacteria

Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues usually caused by the bacteria streptococcus pyogenes and staphylococcus aureus.
Mrsa is short for methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus..

In brief: Infection v Bacteria

Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues usually caused by the bacteria streptococcus pyogenes and staphylococcus aureus.
Mrsa is short for methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus..
Dr. Michael Ein
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In brief: MRSA

Mrsa stands for methicillin resistant staphlococcus aureus; these bugs are more difficult to treat since the majority of antibiotics we have won't work on them. That is why we test the wounds with culture and sensitivity swabs and we order blood tests.
These infections are contagious and must be keep in isolation in hospitals. The antibiotics that treat this can be bactrim or zyvox (linezolid).

In brief: MRSA

Mrsa stands for methicillin resistant staphlococcus aureus; these bugs are more difficult to treat since the majority of antibiotics we have won't work on them. That is why we test the wounds with culture and sensitivity swabs and we order blood tests.
These infections are contagious and must be keep in isolation in hospitals. The antibiotics that treat this can be bactrim or zyvox (linezolid).
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
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In brief: Drug resistance

Cellulitis is an infection (usually staph) of the fat underneath the skin and can initially involve a small area on the hand or foot but then spread very quickly to involve the entire arm or leg and usually responds to normal antibiotics.
Mrsa is a type of staph infection that is resistant to normal antibiotics.

In brief: Drug resistance

Cellulitis is an infection (usually staph) of the fat underneath the skin and can initially involve a small area on the hand or foot but then spread very quickly to involve the entire arm or leg and usually responds to normal antibiotics.
Mrsa is a type of staph infection that is resistant to normal antibiotics.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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