Symptoms and Signs
The first symptom of MRSA is usually a wound or a pus-oozing abscess. When the infection spreads to other body parts it could be life threatening.
The following are the symptoms and signs of MRSA infection-
Cellulites - Skin and sub-cutaneous tissues infection (fat and tissues below the skin) and usually the skin over the infection is red and the surface warm
► Boils Pus involving the hair follicles
► Abscesses - pus under the skin
► Sty - infection of hair follicles of the eye
► Impetigo Essentially a skin infection
► Carbuncles Deeper infection including skin and has multiple sieve like openings on the skin
During an MRSA infection it is possible for the infection to spread to other body organs in the event of which they aggravate. They include
► Necrotizing fasciitis,
► and Sepsis
All the above infections are grave and life-threatening. When it involves other organs - fever, chills, low blood pressure, rash all over the body and a state of shock can result. These infections require urgent hospitalizations.