MRSA and rheumatic disease Please rate this page (bottom of page)

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MRSA is infection with Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus which is a bacterium. The problem is that treatment with antibiotics does not work.

  • Patients with impaired immune system who have been hospitalized abroad (where MRSA is a more common problem than in Norway) are most at risk
  • However, a study (from Germany) showed that people with rheumatic diseases generally do not have MRSA bacteria more often than others (reference: Creams J, 2018)
  • In case of suspected infection must special procedures be followed


Opportunistic infections,

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