Staphylococcus is a group of bacteria that can cause a number of diseases as a result of infection of various tissues of the body. The duration of some cases may take two or more days to fully resolve Staphylococcus aureus has long been recognized as one of the most important bacteria that cause disease in humans. It is the leading cause of skin and soft tissue infections such as abscesses (boils), furuncles, and cellulitis. Although most staph infections are not serious, S. aureus can cause serious infections such as bloodstream infections, pneumonia, or bone and joint infections.
MRSA bacteria can be resistant to many types of antibiotics, It is important to make sure that a culture from the infected area is obtained, Laboratories can test to find out which antibiotics will work to kill the bacteria, Testing the culture will ensure that the correct antibiotic is given for treatment of the infection. In 2002, the predominant (23.9%) pattern among MRSA isolates in Spain involved resistance to ciprofloxacin, erythromycin, clindamycin, gentamicin, and tobramycin.