MRSA Infection Symptoms
What are the signs and symptoms of MRSA infection?
Most MRSA infections are skin infections that produce the following signs and symptoms:
- cellulitis (infection of the skin or the fat and tissues that lie immediately beneath the skin, usually starting as small red bumps in the skin),
- boils (pus-filled infections of hair follicles),
- abscesses (collections of pus in under the skin),
- sty (infection of eyelid gland),
- carbuncles (infections larger than an abscess, usually with several openings to the skin), and
- impetigo (a skin infection with pus-filled blisters).
One major problem with MRSA is that occasionally the skin infection can spread to almost any other organ in the body. When this happens, more severe symptoms develop.