Causes and Symptoms of HA-MRSA

HA-MRSA is a type of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection. Much of transmission, signs and symptoms of infection, duration of illness, complications and diagnosis are the same as for Staphylococcus aureus.

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Fact sheet
Transmission
Common Causes
Signs and symptoms of infection
Duration of illness
Complications

Fact sheets

Transmission

Common Causes

  • Hospitalized patients are at increased risk for MRSA infection for several reasons:
    • Many hospitalized patients are taking antibiotics that can decrease the normal flora found on the body, giving MRSA strains an advantage.
    • Many patients in hospitals have breaks in their skin (surgical wounds, intravenous lines (IVs), and catheters) that can allow bacteria to enter underlying tissues or the bloodstream.

Signs and symptoms of infection

Duration of illness

Complications

  • There is a possibility for longer lasting or more severe infections with CA-MRSA if the initial antibiotic prescribed is not capable of killing the bacteria.

 

see also>> Causes and Symptoms of MRSA
see also>> Causes and Symptoms of Staphylococcus aureus

Updated Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 09:43AM