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What Are the Treatments for MRSA of the Nose?. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is a virulent "superbug" bacteria strain that can cause life-threatening infections. Often, MRSA will live somewhat harmlessly in the nasal passages of people who have had previous infections or who work in hospital environments. Less commonly, MRSA will cause active infections in the ski...

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3685139

Background. Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization burden has been identified as a risk factor for infection. This study evaluates methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) nasal burden, as defined by the cycle threshold (C t) and risk of subsequent infection.

www.the-hospitalist.org/hospitalist/article/122734/...

A 45-year-old previously healthy female was admitted to the ICU with sepsis caused by community-acquired pneumonia. Per hospital policy, all patients admitted to the ICU are screened for MRSA colonization. If the nasal screen is positive, contact isolation is initiated and the hospital’s MRSA ...

mrsatopic.com/2011/01/the-nose-ground-zero-for-mrsa-colonization

While the inside of the nose is commonly accepted to be a major colonization site for MRSA, nasal carriers may or may not have the bacteria at other body sites including the throat, groin, armpits, and perineum.

aricjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13756-015...

Nasal and extra nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is a pre-existing condition that often leads to invasive MRSA infection, as MRSA colonization is associated with a high risk of acquiring MRSA infection during hospital stays. Decolonization may reduce the risk of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in individual carriers and prevent transmission ...

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MRSA Colonization: A guide for parents What is MRSA and why is it so serious? Staphylococci or "staph" bacteria commonly live on the skin and in the nose.

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Bactroban Nasal has been approved as an intranasally administered topical agent for the eradication of nasal colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). This treatment has been approved for adult subjects and health care workers as part of a comprehensive infection control program to reduce the risk of MRSA infection ...

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Patients were reswabbed on the day of surgery to determine if the treatment was effective. Significant reduction in colonization Twenty-four patients (22 percent) tested positive for MSSA preoperatively, while 5 patients (4.6 percent) tested positive for MRSA.

www.cdc.gov/HAI/pdfs/toolkits/MRSA_toolkit_white_020910_v2.pdf

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infections ... • Treatment options for MRSA are limited and less effective than options available for susceptible S. ... • For MRSA, colonization generally precedes infection • In addition, colonization can be long-lasting --

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What Is MRSA Colonization? MRSA stands for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. MRSA colonization means that a person is carrying bacteria that are antibiotic resistant that cause an infection called MRSA. A person with MRSA colonization may have the bacteria on his skin, inside his nasal cavities, on his or her groin area or even on the underarm areas.