Were you looking for information about MRSA? MIRSA infection is a common misspelling of MRSA infection.
MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a strain of the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. It received its name because it is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin. However, it has also become resistant to several other types of antibiotics as well. MRSA infections are typically spread through direct skin-to-skin contact with an infected person or with a contaminated surface. This infection can cause a red bump that resembles a pimple, pustule, or boil. There are certain types of antibiotics that a healthcare provider may recommend to treat MRSA infections.
(For more information, click MRSA. This article offers an overview of MRSA infections, including information on how this type of bacterial infection is spread, potential signs and symptoms, and other treatment options that are available. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)