Advertisement

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.

Continue Learning about MRSA

How can MRSA affect me and my new baby?
Intermountain HealthcareIntermountain Healthcare
MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, germs can affect you in two ways: Active inf...
More Answers
How is MRSA infection treated after surgery?
Michael A. Zadeh, MDMichael A. Zadeh, MD
MRSA stands for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. This is a bacterial organism that is re...
More Answers
Why Is It so Difficult to Treat MRSA?
Why Is It so Difficult to Treat MRSA?
How Is MRSA Transmitted?
How Is MRSA Transmitted?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.