Mersa Infection Symptoms
Were you looking for information on Signs and Symptoms of a MRSA Infection? "Mersa infection symptoms" is a common misspelling and variation of "mersa infection symptoms."
MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a term for a type of bacteria (S. aureus) that has become impervious to the effects of antibiotics such as penicillin and methicillin. The disease has gone from being an easily controllable condition, limited to places like hospitals and nursing homes, to one that can appear at large in the community.
The symptoms of a MRSA infection typically include a single red bump or a collection of bumps. These bumps often look like a pimple or boil and can be swollen, warm to the touch, and painful. They may even be mistaken for a spider bite. Pus may or may not be present.
With a MRSA infection, symptoms typically occur at sites of visible skin trauma (such as cuts and abrasions) and areas of the body covered by hair (such as the back of the neck, groin, buttocks, armpits, and beard area of men).
(Click Signs and Symptoms of a MRSA Infection to learn more about how this infection develops, potentially serious symptoms that may be present, and how MRSA differs from a regular staph infection. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)