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Group B Strep Infection in Newborns
There are two main types of group B strep disease within infants.
Early onset disease ― this occurs during the first week of life.
Late onset disease ― this occurs from between the first week through to the first three months
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There are so many questions which a person recovering from MRSA or who has recently recovered from the infection will have. Here we answer some of the most common:
Will I always have MRSA?
Treatment with antibiotics gets rid of the MRSA bacteria in some individuals whereas there are others who can be treated... Read all »
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Staphylococcus aureus is a very common bacterial strain which is carried on the skin of many individuals. It can also be detected within the nostrils and the throat of many carriers and can potentially cause mild infections of the skin, such as impetigo. However is the bacteria enter through a break in the skin, a... Read all »
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Many hospitals swab incoming patients in advance of a scheduled hospital stay in order to ascertain whether they are a carrier of MRSA. If it transpires that you are then you can be given treatment to rid your skin of the bacteria which in turn will reduce your risk of infection. Treating individuals who are colonised... Read all »
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Other Methods Which Hospital Patients Can Use Are:
Always washing their hands for over 30 seconds before and after meals using warm water, washing the front and back and thoroughly cleaning between fingers.
Always washing their hands using the method above after using the toilet
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Weakened Immune System
People who are healthy rarely contract MRSA however individuals who have weakened immune systems are at high risk. Other high risk groups are infants and the elderly. Those with open skin wounds must be very careful to follow good hygiene practices also as well as individuals who suffer... Read all »
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MRSA infections usually begin as small red bumps which can turn into painful abscesses which have the look of a pimple or a spider bite. A sty can also develop in the eye area. If these sores are not attended to in time, there is the potential to penetrate deep into a person's body and create infection within the... Read all »
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If the bacteria invades areas of the body where the bacteria usually are not found (invasive GAS disease), for example the blood, lungs or muscle then the infection can become very serious. The term GAS disease means group A streptococcal disease of which the most severe and feared are necrotizing fasciitis and... Read all »
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The problems begin however when this infection is present within a clinical environment with people who have compromised immune systems and open wounds which can become infected with MRSA. Many patients also have invasive devices fitted to them such as drips and catheters and it is these people who are at far greater... Read all »
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MRSA is not a new phenomenon and has been known about since the 1960s. New strains of MRSA have developed over the years as the bacteria has mutated and become resistant to certain antibiotics. If antibiotics are used too often then there is a likelihood that bacteria will adapt and a resistance will develop.
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