Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA): Prevention and Treatment

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of bacterial infection. These bacteria are resistant to many antibiotics so successful treatment can be tricky, and a proper match has to be made. Individuals affected by this unfortunate condition may not know right away because the infection can start out as something as common as a minor sore, pimple, or boil, and develop from there. This type of superbug can potentially lead to serious conditions or death.

Symptoms Of Infected Blood

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Symptoms of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus can be similar to other conditions when the blood is infected by contaminated bacteria, so proper diagnosis is required. A patient with MRSA may experience chills alternating with a high fever of at least 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. A general feeling of malaise may be present, as well as dizziness, confusion, muscle aches, swelling, chest pains, coughing, breathlessness, headaches, a rash, or persistent wounds.

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