Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Common Name(s)

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, Staphylococcus aureus strains resistant to multiple antibiotics

MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is an infection caused by a particular strain of Staphylococcus bacteria that is resistant to commonly used antibiotics. Staphylococcus is a group of bacteria that can cause a range of diseases. Staphylococcus (often called staph, pronounced “staff”) is normally found in the nose and on the skin of 25-30% of the healthy population and generally causes no problems. Most staph infections, including MRSA start as small red bumps on the skin that resemble a pimple, boil or spider bite. Sometimes MRSA remains on the skin and causes painful sores requiring surgical drainage. Other times MRSA bacteria can burrow much deeper causing life-threatening infections of the bones, joints, bloodstream, lungs, or heart. At-risk people include those in medical facilities, especially those having surgeries, artificial joints, catheters or other invasive procedures where there may be openings or wounds in the body for the MRSA to enter. These cases are called health care -associated MRSA (HA-MRSA). In addition, MRSA can be spread in the community (community-associated MRSA or CA-MRSA) by skin-to-skin contact. At-risk individuals may include wrestlers who have close skin-to-skin contact, childcare workers or those living in crowded conditions. Homosexual men also have a higher risk for MRSA.

MRSA is diagnosed by taking a tissue sample of the affected area or nasal secretion samples to detect the presence of the MRSA bacteria. Because MRSA is resistant to many of the commonly used antibiotics, it is more difficult to treat. However, both HA-MRSA and CA-MRSA, still respond to certain antibiotics. Alternative treatment may include surgical drainage of the area of concern on the skin. If you think you may have MRSA or been exposed to it, please see a specialist to determine your risk. If you have MRSA, you may find it helpful to reach out to a support group in addition to talking with your doctor and specialists

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus" returned 2455 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A case report of hepatic abscesses with soft tissue infection caused by methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a young child.
 

Author(s): Xia Wu, Ying-Zi Ye, Chuan-Qing Wang, Ai-Min Wang, Lei-Yan He, Hui Yu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(50):e9260.

 

Pyogenic hepatic abscess in children is a rare clinical condition. Hepatic abscesses caused by methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus are extremely rare.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at a palliative care unit: A prospective single service analysis.
 

Author(s): Maria Heckel, Walter Geißdörfer, Franziska A Herbst, Stephanie Stiel, Christoph Ostgathe, Christian Bogdan

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The emergence of multidrug-resistant bacterial microorganisms is a particular challenge for the health care systems. Little is known about the occurrence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (MDRGNB) in patients of palliative ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Multiple Weekly Dalbavancin Dosing for the Treatment of Native Vertebral Osteomyelitis Caused by Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: A Case Report.
 

Author(s): Thamer A Almangour, Valerie Fletcher, Mohammed Alessa, Abdullah A Alhifany, Deanne Tabb

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BACKGROUND Native vertebral osteomyelitis (NVO) is a common form of hematogenous osteomyelitis, with Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) being the most commonly isolated organism. Dalbavancin is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of acute bacterial ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus" returned 126 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Nasal carriage rate of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus among Iranian healthcare workers: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Mohammad Emaneini, Fereshteh Jabalameli, Hosseinali Rahdar, Willem B van Leeuwen, Reza Beigverdi

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;50(5):590-597.

 

Globally, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) remains a major cause of healthcare-associated infections. Healthcare workers (HCWs), patients and the environment may act as reservoirs for the spread of MRSA to patients and other HCWs. Screening and eradication of MRSA ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Community-acquired pneumonia caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in critically-ill patients: systematic review.
 

Author(s): Nuria Carballo, Marta De Antonio-Cuscó, Daniel Echeverría-Esnal, Sonia Luque, Esther Salas, Santiago Grau

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Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. Despite methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) having often been associated with nosocomial pneumonia, the condition of some MRSA CAP patients is severe enough to warrant their being ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: An Enemy amidst Us.
 

Author(s): Eric F Kong, Jennifer K Johnson, Mary Ann Jabra-Rizk

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Combination Antibiotic Therapy for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

 

Last Updated: 28 Mar 2018

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Vancomycin Dosage Adjustment for MRSA Infections
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

 

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2018

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Aerosolized Vancomycin in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Pneumonia Under Mechanical Ventilation
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pneumonia, Staphylococcal; Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

 

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2017

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