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A Skin Wound from a MRSA Infection


The symptoms of MRSA usually start out as a small red bump that looks like either a pimple or a boil. If not treated right away it will turn into a deeper wound, with bacteria confined in the skin and surgery needed to remove the pus. And if still not treated, the infection will spread and it can infect deeper parts of the body such as the bloodstream, bones, surgical wounds and the heart, sometimes even killing the patient. (4)

Above is a picture of a typical MRSA infection on the arm before it gets very deep. To learn more about treatment of MRSA infections click here.

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