what causes stapylocacaus areus infection

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    MRSA infection

    MRSA rarely infects healthy people, and is most often seen in hospitals.
    MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a common type of bacteria that has become resistant to certain types of antibiotics.

    This type of bacteria is commonly found on the skin and in the noses of healthy people. In these places, the bacterium is usually harmless, but it can cause infection if it gets into the body through a cut or during surgery.

    When penicillin was first used, it was highly effective against Staphylococcus aureus infections, but most strains of the bacterium are now resistant to the antibiotic.

    Now, such staph infections are treated with methicillin and flucloxacillin, which must be given through an IV. However, some strains are resistant to these treatments, as well.

    MRSA rarely infects healthy people, and is most often seen in hospitals. The infection can develop in an open wound such as a bedsore or when there is a tube such as a urinary catheter that enters the body. People with long-term illnesses or who have compromised immune systems are at increased risk of infection.

    MRSA infections are treated with an antibiotic called vancomycin, which is derived from soil bacteria found in India and Indonesia. Vancomycin is extremely irritating to human tissue, so it is only used as a last resort. Still, some bacteria have become resistant even to this antibiotic, such as vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) and [[vancomycin-resistant enterococcus]] (VRE).

    That is the name of the germ that causes it. I know one place that's load with staph, and that's the hospital. When I had my hysterectomy, I came home with a staph infection in the incision. And it seemed like everytime I went to the hosp for chemo or rad, I then developed a boil with staph in it. I think  you have to have somewhat low immunity to get staph infections. Nursing home patients who have low immunities and don't eat adn drink enough fluids, are always getting staph infections in their open bed sores, or whatever.

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