Essay on Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, The Disease

1097 Words Dec 14th, 2016 5 Pages
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, the disease also known as MRSA. This disease has been in my life since 2010. I have had an outbreak of this disease about four times since 2010. It is not a comfortable disease and I have had to live with it since then. It is very painful and a quite disgusting infection. I chose this disease because I have had plenty of personal experience from it and I know a great deal about it. I understand this disease, how it manifests and what happens when it becomes infected. MRSA is a bacteria that manifests itself in various parts of the body. It is difficult to treat because it is resistant to many types of antibiotics. For this reason is sometimes called a 'superbug '. MRSA can be very mild but, it can also be very serious and life-threatening (Smith). MRSA is a type of 'staph ' infection that is resistant against certain kinds of antibiotics. It is gram-positive cocci in clusters, dipolococci and single cocci. This is how the infection looks under a microscope and how it is determined if it is a 'staph ' infection. MRSA is also nonmotile and non-spore-forming. Along with that it is catalase positive, oxidase negative and facultativelt anaerobic. It produces coagulase and has the presence of a clumping factor. Its sodium chloride tolerance is 7.5%. It also has hyaluronidase production (Staph). The MRSA has many ways of contaminating the body. It can be spread through skin to skin contact. However, it can also be spread…

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