What are the symptoms of MRSA ?
MRSA may initially first appear as small red lumps or bumps similar to pimples, spider bites, or
boils. It may come with a fever or even rashes on occasion. After a few days, the bumps
increase in size and are more painful. They then eventually open into deep, pus-filled
Some CaMRSA strains may be more virulent. These may spread more rapidly and cause illness
much more severe than traditional MRSA. CaMRSA infections may go on to cause:
• infections on the skin’s surface such as boils and impetigo (school sores)
• infections that occur underneath the skin that may feel tender and grow in size (abscesses and
• infections of the bone, blood, lungs and other vital bodily parts
Unless treated promptly, CaMRSA can lead to widespread infection (sepsis), toxic shock syndrome,
and necrotizing ("flesh-eating") pneumonia.
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