MRSA Causes

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Comprehensive answers on most common questions about MRSA can be found here in this section.



MRSA Prevention

This infection is hard to treat and it is advisable for everyone to learn some prevention tips.


Description of MRSA Causes

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Bacteria known as Staphylococcus aureus has been recognized as one of most significant type of bacteria that cause different diseases in individuals. It is proven that S. aureus is the leading cause of skin and soft tissue infections (cellulitis, abscesses (boils) and furuncles). Although, in most cases these staph caused infections are not life threatened.

On the other side Staphylococcus aures bacteria can cause serious infections such as pneumonia, bloodstream infections, bone and different joint infections.

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a form (or strain) of S. aureus bacteria. This type of bacteria is common type that live ordinarily on the skin and also can be found sometimes in the nasal passages of healthy people. MRSA concerns to Staphylococcus aureus strains that do not respond to different types of the antibiotics normally used in treatment for staph infections.

Ordinarily bacteria causing infection in case when enter the organic structure through a sore, cut, catheter or breathing tube. The following infections are usually:
• local and minor such as pimple, or
• serious in case when involving blood,heart, lung or bone.

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On severe staph infections mentioned above are more common individuals with weak immune systems, mostly patients in hospitals and long-term care facilities and individuals who receiving kidney dialysis.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus can be transmitted by direct ( skin and body fluids) and indirect contact ( diapers, towels, toys) to healthy individuals. Some people have this strain on their body (on their skin , in nose or throat ) but shows no symptoms of MRSA infection. These people are carriers of MRSA and can transfer this dangerous bacteria to others. Some statistic data show that CA-MRSA is the predominant type of this strain found in the population. Corresponding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 percent of the population are MRSA carriers.


Some of most common questions about MRSA are answered here. Ask your MRSA question?

MRSA FAQ When someone is taking medical treatment for a longer time, especially in medical facility, it is recommended to learn basic facts about potentially very serious MRSA infection.

Additional Interesting MRSA Topics

Interesting Facts

MRSA Contagious

Is MRSA Contagious?

When a person carries the MRSA bacteria, there is possibility of transmission at any point in time in which they have it.
MRSA Pneumonia

MRSA and Pneumonia

There are many symptoms for pneumonia and people should should check with their physicians, if they feel one of the symptoms.
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