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Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus infection (MRSA) is a skin infection caused by a bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus. As the name suggests, this particular infection is resistant to the antibiotic drug methicillin. This infection is characterised by a skin rash, which may progress to inflammatory skin lesions. This infection was discovered in 1961 when genetically mutated staphylococcus aureus bacteria seemed to have developed resistance against the methicillin antibiotic.

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