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