Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Yes I know all about staph. I've literally admitted ER patients with cellulitis and went on rounds and placed I & Ds in the OR. That is why I was explaining to you how over prescription and incorrect usage of ABs can "create" MRSA.
Methicillin in the name MRSA is misleading, it groups all staph a. That is resistant to the penicillin family and one other family of ABs
Vancomycin is what we used via IV at out hospital. I never ran into a vancomycin resistant strain, but I heard about them.
I think we're saying similar things in a different way. I just disagreed with the notion that people "create" MRSA. That cat is already out of the bag, other than the gycopeptides, HA-MRSA will pretty much laugh at anything you throw at it, even then, the appearance of VISA and VRSA is incredibly worrisome.
I do think a lot of people neglect using antibiotics in the proper way and thus they end up with some form of pathogenic bacteria that survives and develops resistance to that particular antibiotic, through transformation, transduction or other forms of gene transfer. It also makes it more likely that the infection returns down the road with a vengeance and is far worse the second time around.
With the amount of antibiotics that we utilize in agriculture, that its kind of a losing effort though, hard to worry about a dripping faucet when your toilet is overflowing down the hall.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Oct 12, 2013 at 4:56 PM ]