MRSA’s Effect on the Body

14 04 2011

(MRSA Prevention, 2011)

MRSA Infections can affect the body in the following ways:

Lungs (pneumonia)

MRSA enters the bloodstream and implants itself in the soft tissues of the lungs. The MRSA then breeds and thus causing infection and pus build up along with inflammation and swelling. This results in pneumonia. In the case where antibiotics cannot target MRSA there is a chance of lung failure.

Bone (osteomyelitis)
MRSA bacteria infect the bone cells and cause them to become brittle. In severe cases, the blood cell producing functions of the femur by the infection of the bone tissue causes greater troubles for the patient.

Soft Tissue (cellulitis)
Cellulitis infection of dermis and subcutaneous tissues from MRSA makes the cell walls brittle due to the infection brought about by MRSA. This causes wide cellular failure leading to organ failure, as cells are incapable to function properly.

Inner Lining Of The Heart (endocarditis)
In this case MRSA is carried to the thin sac covering the heart causing infection and inflammation. This interferes with the proper functioning of the heart increasing the chances of cardiac arrest.

MRSA is carried to the brain cells causing infection in the brain. As the pus and inflammation build up there is pressure on the brain resulting in a whole bunch of functional troubles from the individual. (Careman, 2011)