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Peety
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 3/8/2008 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,
I was diagnosed with UC in 1985 or so (probably caused by Accutane).
It seems now I have developed MRSA, apparently the community-associated type since I've had no hospital stays. I have to believe it's from using so many public restrooms because of my UC. 
So just beware, wash up, etc. !
 
 

tjf
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   Posted 3/8/2008 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh wow. Did you get a sore? How did it show up? My sculpt teacher at gym has been reminding us to wipe down equipment. Are you okay? Is it bad?
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pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 3/8/2008 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
For those who might be unaware....

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria — often called "staph." Decades ago, a strain of staph emerged in hospitals that was resistant to the broad-spectrum antibiotics commonly used to treat it. Dubbed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), it was one of the first germs to outwit all but the most powerful drugs. MRSA infection can be fatal.

Staph bacteria are normally found on the skin or in the nose of about one-third of the population. If you have staph on your skin or in your nose but aren't sick, you are said to be "colonized" but not infected with MRSA. Healthy people can be colonized with MRSA and have no ill effects. However, they can pass the germ to others.

Staph bacteria are generally harmless unless they enter the body through a cut or other wound, and even then they often cause only minor skin problems in healthy people. But in older adults and people who are ill or have weakened immune systems, ordinary staph infections can cause serious illness.

In the 1990s, a type of MRSA began showing up in the wider community. Today, that form of staph, known as community-associated MRSA, or CA-MRSA, is responsible for many serious skin and soft tissue infections and for a serious form of pneumonia.
 
 

The symptoms of MRSA depend on where you're infected. Most often, it causes mild infections on the skin, causing pimples or boils. But it can also cause more serious skin infections or infect surgical wounds, the bloodstream, the lungs, or the urinary tract.



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