Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections

Among the many bacterial skin infections that affect athletes, none have gained as much recognition or public awareness in recent years as the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. There have been numerous reports of serious infection and even death from these bacteria, and the public and health care system are now in a state of alert to tackle this relatively new threat. The vast majority of MRSA infections in athletes are skin infections, although any organ system can be affected. Athletes, parents, coaches, athletic trainers, and other medical providers all ...

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