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Does MRSA cause impetigo?

In recent times, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), has become a more common cause of impetigo. The term 'methicillin-resistant' means that these bacteria are no longer destroyed by penicillin-based antibiotics, which are a common therapy for bacterial skin infections.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
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