Category Archives: Immune Suppression

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

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