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LP34425-6Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureusActive

Description

LP34425-6   Staphylococcus aureus.methicillin resistant
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a staph infection that is resistant to multiple antibiotics. MRSA frequently causes skin infections, but can also cause pneumonia and, if untreated, can lead to sepsis. MRSA is spread when a person comes in contact with an infected wound or by sharing personal items with a person infected with MRSA. The risk of infection is increased in crowded spaces such as gyms, daycare centers, military bases, and patients being treated as inpatients in medical facilities. Studies have shown that one in three people are asymptomatic carriers of staph in their nose and that two people in 100 are carriers of MRSA. To prevent contracting MRSA, maintain good personal hygiene by frequently hand washing and bathing often, especially after exercise. Keep scrapes and open wounds covered and get medical attention for skin infections. MRSA infection of the skin may initially resemble a spider bite, but can become red, swollen, painful, warm to the touch, filled with pus, and accompanied by a fever.[https://www.cdc.gov/mrsa/index.html] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Basic Part Properties

Name
Staphylococcus aureus.methicillin resistant
Type
Component
Created On
2004-07-26
Construct for LOINC Short Name
MRSA

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Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
金黄色葡萄球菌.甲氧西林耐药性
Synonyms: 金黄色葡萄球菌(金葡菌、金葡).甲氧西林(2,6-二甲氧基苯青霉素、二甲氧基苯青霉素、二甲氧苯青霉素、新青霉素、甲氧苯青霉素)耐药性(抗性、耐性、耐药、抗药、抗药性、耐受、耐药型);MRSA;抗甲氧西林金黄色葡萄球菌;Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus;MRSA;耐甲氧西林金黄色葡萄球菌
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
meticillineresistente Staphylococcus aureus
Synonyms: MRSA
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Staphylococcus aureus.metitsilliinresistentne
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Staphylococcus aureus.résistant à la méthicilline
Synonyms: MRSA
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Staphylococcus aureus.résistant à la méthicilline
el-GRGreek (Greece)
Χρυσίζων σταφυλόκοκκος ανθεκτικός στη μεθικιλλίνη
Synonyms: MRSA
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Staphylococcus aureus.meticillino resistente
Synonyms: Staphylococcus aureus resistente alla meticillina
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Staphylococcus aureus.медициллин резистентный
Synonyms: Staphylococcus aureus resistente alla meticillina
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Staphylococcus aureus resistente a meticilina
Synonyms: MRSA;SAMR
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Staphylococcus aureus.metisilin dirençli
Synonyms: SAMR