Staphynthesis Of S. Aureus (MRSA)

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Staphylococcus aureus is a gram-positive bacteria which is an aerobic organism. S. aureus can cause many different infections. Antibiotic resistance is common for S. aureus. It forms golden grapelike clusters that you can see under a microscope. “20-40% of people carry it in their noses and skin.”(6) Most of the time, S.aureus is transported from the nasal passages to the skin. “Coagulase-positive S. aureus is one of the most dangerous pathogen because it develops antibiotic resistance.”(1) S.aureus can live on the skin without causing harm. There are many different strains of S. aureus. MRSA is one of the most common ones. When MRSA is not treated correctly, it can cause an antibiotic resistance staph infection that if not treated right, …show more content…
aureus in nosocomial settings” (5) “MRSA strains have been reported to have a negative surface charge.”(10) MRSA produces large amounts of beta-lactamase. “The bacteria has teichoic acid at the cell surface.”(10) Methicillin resistance is enhanced by NaCl. People are more at risk for an MRSA infection if they have a low immune system or have an entry points for bacteria to enter the body. Sores, catheters, and EG tubes makes a person more susceptible to the MRSA infection. S.aureus does not get destroyed by gastric juices produces enterotoxins that can cause toxic shock …show more content…
You can use antibiotic once you find out which strains it is. Getting treatment for MRSA quickly is very important and could save the patient life. If not treated quickly, the infection can spread to the bloodstream and become life-threating. Of course, hand washing and covering cuts on hands can help prevent the spread of the infection. Also using gloves correctly, keeping a clean environment, and preventing hospitals from being over crowded can also contain the spreading of a MRSA infection. “MRSA can be transferred from the colonized or infected person to gloves. This happens in about 17% of contacts.”(6) To keep everything in control, you need to make sure wash your hands in-between patients and make sure everything is clean and sterilized. Along with antibiotic, a doctor can prescribe a 4% Chlorhexidine gluconate scrub to help kill any S.aureus that is on the skin. A doctor might also prescribe a cream to put on the infection site. To prevent the spread of MRSA, you could use disinfectants. All you would have to do is read the label and make sure it will kill S.aureus. Most disinfectants will say what they kill on the back of the

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