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staphAbbrev. for STAPHYLOCOCCUS, staphylococci or staphylococcal.
Patient discussion about staph
Q. can staphylococcus in woman cause infertility? staphylococcus/infertility
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Q. what is staph hominis subspec hominis? my grandmother has it and she also has breast ca diabetes is it contagi contagious and what causes it
Q. What is MRSA? I’ve heard on the news that some hospitals have a higher rate of MRSA infection. What is MRSA?
MRSA - Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, is a nick name for a specific subtype of bacteria from the Staph bacteria family, which is found resistant to many of the common antibiotics that are in use today. This is due to a mutation development in the Staph bacteria, which allowed it to grow resistance against the killing ingredient in common antibiotics, therefore making it a harder infection to treat and cure. Hospitals keep track of their MRSA infections for epidemiological reasons, in order to get a perspective on bacterial resistance to antibiotics, hoping new and more effective antibiotic medication will be researched.