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If MRSA is suspected are there pictures online to look at and compare?

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Pictures of MRSA skin infection are available online through WebMD, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and MRSAmd.com. MRSA skin infections begin as small red bumps that may appear visibly similar to pimples, boils or spider bites. If MRSA is suspected, medical attention is required.

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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus is a staphylococcal bacteria found on the skin or in the nose of roughly one-third of the population, though the bacteria are generally harmless unless they enter the body through a cut or open wound, according to Mayo Clinic. The bacteria can cause infection in several areas of the body; its resistance to many antibiotics have earned it the nickname of 'superbug,' explains WebMD.

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