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Can you clarify what methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus really is?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: What it says
Mrsa is exactly what it says it is: a strain of staph.
Aureus that is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin. The reason this is such a big deal is that methicillin was, for many years, the sovereign treatment for staph aureus - and when a strain emerged that was resistant to it, it caused quite a stir. But there are (for now) effective treatments, including Doxycycline and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).

In brief: What it says
Mrsa is exactly what it says it is: a strain of staph.
Aureus that is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin. The reason this is such a big deal is that methicillin was, for many years, the sovereign treatment for staph aureus - and when a strain emerged that was resistant to it, it caused quite a stir. But there are (for now) effective treatments, including Doxycycline and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).
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