MRSA means "methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ." It is a specific "staph" bacteria (a type of germ) that is often resistant to (is not killed by) several types of antibiotic treatments. Most S. aureus is methicillin-susceptible (killed by methicillin and most other common treatments).What is MRSA and how dangerous is it?
MRSA is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a potentially dangerous type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics and may cause skin and other infections.Why is MRSA so dangerous?
MRSA is dangerous because it cannot be treated with many standard antibiotics. MRSA behaves much like other staph bacteria. It most often lives in the nose or on the skin without causing disease. But all staph bacteria have the potential to cause trouble.What drug is used for MRSA?
Bactrim belongs to a class of drugs known as sulfonamides and is used in combination with Rifampin for the treatment of MRSA. Sulfonamides are known for a rare but serious side effect known as Stephen Johnson Syndrome in which severe eruptions around the mouth, anus and eyes can occur.