The methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, known as MRSA, is caused by a group of bacteria, according to eMedicineHealth. This type of infection is widespread and can cause boils, abscesses, carbuncles, s... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

WebMD explains that MRSA stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This is the name given to a specific type of staphylococcus aureus infection that is difficult to treat because the bacteria that cause the... More »

The skin infection caused by MRSA appears as small red pimples, bumps or boils, with the surrounding area warm, swollen or tender to the touch, according to WebMD. Most MRSA skin infections are mild, but they have the po... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Different varieties of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that have developed a resistance to antibiotics cause MRSA, according to Mayo Clinic. The bacteria are normally harmless until they enter a person's body through ... More »

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is commonly spread through skin contact with someone who is infected or carrying the bacteria, states MedicineNet. Contaminated linens and surfaces, such as towels, d... More »

According to Mayo Clinic, MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus and is an infection caused by a strain of bacteria that is resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat ordinary staph infectio... More »

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is a drug-resistant form of a typical staph infection, according to Mayo Clinic. Most MRSA infections occur in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care settings... More » Health Conditions & Diseases