Staph MRSA Infection of the Penis

Majid Ali, M.D.

MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus  belongs to the Staph family of bacteria which causes several severe difficult-to-treat infections in humans. It is also called ORSA (for oxacillin-resistant) staph. The infections usually begin as skin infections in individuals with suppressed immune system, then spread to involve deeper tissues.

MRSA infections are especially troublesome in institutionalized persons with open skin wounds (hospitals, prisons, and nursing homes).

My Crucial Message

It is a serious mistake to trust antibiotics to cure MRSA infection and ignore the crucial matter of immune suppression. Indeed, this was the case with multiple skin infections of the young man whose skin infection is shown below in the photograph given below. He healed after vigorous direct and indirect oxygen therapies were administered.

of antibiotics and thus more dangerous.

MRSA is especially troublesome in hospitals, prisons, and nursing homes, where patients with open wounds, invasive devices, and weakened immune systems are at greater risk ofnosocomial infection than the general public. MRSA began as a hospital-acquired infection, but has developed limited endemic status and is now sometimes community-acquired. The termsHA-MRSA (healthcare-associated MRSA) and CA-MRSA (community-associated MRSA) reflect this distinction.


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