For introduction to this topic it is important to say that MRSA is unquestionably one of most severe disease who gives more and more problems to modern medical practice. Staphylococcus Aureus (Staph) is a common bacteria seen in the nose or on the skin in 25% of human population. It is not serious or harmful, unless the individual has a weak immune system.When the immune system is hurt, MRSA can cause severe infections and even dying. MRSA can be picked up through skin to skin contact and if the skin has been broken, but also by toilets, gym equipment, storage locker rooms and towels.
Starting symptoms can be discovered with small bumps (painful) on skin surface that look like acne, MRSA may get into the bloodline through the minor skin trauma (cut,wound) and can cause serious infections all over patient’s organic structure.
General symptoms are next:
1.) Skin Boils
7.) Urinary tract infection
8.) Bloodstream infection
Skin Boils or furuncles are deep infections of the hair follicles, they are commonly caused by SA bacteria infection. They are a painful swollen skin area caused by pus.
Carbuncles are larger than boils, with openings draining pus on the skin. It is caused by SA bacteria infection. Carbuncles are infectious and can spread to other body regions or other people.
Styes or hordeolumes are an infection of the sebaceous glands of the Zeis on the eyelashes or the apocrine sweat glands of Moll. They are ordinarily caused by SA bacteria infection or by the blocking of an oil glan on the eyelash.
Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection that is very contagious, most commonly infected are younger children and close contact sports players.
Abscesses are collections of dead neutrophils (pus) that gathered in a cavity as a defensive reaction to prevent the spread of the infection to other areas of the body.
Cellulitis is an inflammation of the skin, it comes out most commonly on the face or lower leg, but can come out anywhere on the body.
Urinary tract infection is a bacterial infection of the urinary tract. Bacteria goes into the bladder or kidney and they multiply in the urin, witch does not contain bacteria usually. Bloodstream infection or Bacteremia is the invasion of bacteria in the bloodstream. Bloodstream infection can occur due to a surgical procedure, injection, infection or wound. It can pass without symptoms or can lead to septic shock, witch can lead to death.
It is possible that diseases like smallpox, wound infections, influenza and postoperative suppuration may cause MRSA infection. Laboratory examination will set correctly diagnose, results are able within 2-3 days, but there is a new DNA testing that can present correctly diagnose after only couple of hours.When MRSA is diagnosed, it is generally handled with antibiotics, most ordinarily vancomycin. But lately there are more and more reports of this antibiotic not being so effective, because of mutations of the MRSA bacteria.Implementation of preventive measures takes crucial part in fight against MRSA. Medical staff must have accent on individual hygiene, washing and disinfection of hands primarily, patients using band-aids on cuts and hurts.If there is any suspicion in symptoms and signs mentioned in article should be care and search for medical assistance right away. Like with mostly any other disease, the earlier it is identified and the sooner the processing starts, the more likely it is that it can be taken care of without further complications.
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