Infectious Diseases Conditions and Diagnoses
Oxacillin Resistant Staph aureus (ORSA) – Methicillin Resistant Staph aureus (MRSA)
"Staph" or Staphylococcus aureus, is a bacteria commonly found on the skin.
MRSA Often Hides in Other Places than the Nose
WAILEA, HAWAII – If you think stuffing some mupirocin ointment up the nose of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrier constitutes an adequate attempt at decolonization, think again.
Bleach Baths to Help Prevent Staph Infections
All children will occasionally get impetigo (often given the misnomer of “infantigo”), a staph or strep infection that gains entry under the skin by itching, scratching, picking bug bites, etc. Impetigo has always been around as a common skin infection in kids but we now commonly see more serious infections caused by a particularly nasty form of staph known as MRSA, which stands for “Methicillin-resistant Staph aureus”, and which often causes abscesses under the skin.
U.S. Lagging in Effort to Control Superbugs
A new interactive map illustrates the growing threat posed by drug-resistant superbugs in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The map was prepared by Extending the Cure, a research project that focuses on issues related to antibiotic resistance.
Doorknobs May Be ‘Reservoirs’ for MRSA
If a member of your household has a drug-resistant staph infection, be aware that doorknobs, light switches, and other seemingly harmless items may serve as reservoirs for the bacteria to multiply and spread.