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What is mrsa?

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Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine
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In brief: More dangerous staph

Mrsa stands for mehticillin resistant stapholoccus aureus.
A staph that is resistant to many common antibiotics. Often it is also more aggressive than other staph germs. It must be cultured and treatment guided by the antibiotics the lab shows will work. It is often spread to others in the household and they should be looked at.

In brief: More dangerous staph

Mrsa stands for mehticillin resistant stapholoccus aureus.
A staph that is resistant to many common antibiotics. Often it is also more aggressive than other staph germs. It must be cultured and treatment guided by the antibiotics the lab shows will work. It is often spread to others in the household and they should be looked at.
Dr. Henry Bloom
Dr. Henry Bloom
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Dr. Jason Stokes
Family Medicine

In brief: What is MRSA

MRSA is a bacterial infection.
There are two types of mrsa infections. Hospital mrsa is different than mrsa skin infections prevalent in communities. Mrsa infections on the skin are quite contagious and are passed by direct contact between athletes, spouses, siblings. These infections are resistant to many antibiotics. Hospital MRSA infections are also hard to treat and more serious.

In brief: What is MRSA

MRSA is a bacterial infection.
There are two types of mrsa infections. Hospital mrsa is different than mrsa skin infections prevalent in communities. Mrsa infections on the skin are quite contagious and are passed by direct contact between athletes, spouses, siblings. These infections are resistant to many antibiotics. Hospital MRSA infections are also hard to treat and more serious.
Dr. Jason Stokes
Dr. Jason Stokes
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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine

In brief: Resistant infection

Mrsa- (which stands for methicillin resistant staphylcoccal aureus) is a very seriously resistant strain of staph aureus bacteria that can cause very difficult to treat staph infections of skin among other things that is ususally only treatable with a few antibiotics such as IV vancomycin in hospitals.
Often it is found in hospitals and nursing homes as well as urban areas.

In brief: Resistant infection

Mrsa- (which stands for methicillin resistant staphylcoccal aureus) is a very seriously resistant strain of staph aureus bacteria that can cause very difficult to treat staph infections of skin among other things that is ususally only treatable with a few antibiotics such as IV vancomycin in hospitals.
Often it is found in hospitals and nursing homes as well as urban areas.
Dr. Kevin Considine
Dr. Kevin Considine
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