MRSA in a 101 year old?

Answer 101 is very old, and 80lbs is very small. They may want to get her weight up before they start giving her IV vancomycin, and they may not be able to give it at all since this broad spectrim antibio... Read More »

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Can I have MRSA in my cold sore if I had MRSA about 3 months ago?

On One Hand: Reinfection From Surviving Surface BacteriaIt's very possible for someone to have another episode of MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) due to compromised skin--such as... Read More »

Who first discovered MRSA?

The late bacteriologist, Professor Patricia Jevons, discovered methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, at Clindale Laboratories in London on October 2, 1961, only two years after the ... Read More »

What is respiratory MRSA?

Respiratory MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) occurs when bacteria from skin abscesses and boils remains on the skin and also travels into the bloodstream, making its way to the re... Read More »

What is the scientific name for MRSA?

The scientific name for MRSA is Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. It is an opportunistic skin infection caused by the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, commonly known as a staph infection.... Read More »