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What problems can an MRSA infection cause?

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections can be severe. Most commonly, MRSA infections will be localized to the skin and can cause very mild superficial skin infections or more serious skin infections including cellulitis or abscesses (pus under the skin). Less commonly, MRSA infections can affect the lungs, causing pneumonia, or the blood, causing bacteremia. These infections are taken very seriously and require hospitalization.

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