I am writing a research paper on MRSA. I have exhausted all sources. So far, I have not been able to find an answer to this question: Why do some carriers of S. aureus remain unharmed by the bacterium, and what causes some to become infected?
I know it is commonly found in the nose. If a carrier is in the hospital and develops a MRSA wound infection-- how did this happen exactly? What causes the transition from carriage to infection?
I have written my entire research paper and one of my peers reviewed it. This was the one aspect I needed to work on.
I am driving myself insane!
Oct 19, '06
So it's sort of unknown as this point as to the exact reason?
So in order to aquire MRSA, your immune system must be compromised. Therefore, your body is unable to fight the bacteria as it normally would, and a wound, or respiratory system, etc whatever MRSA came into contact with is infected.
My other question is-- in my research I've found many people carry s. aurues and are unharmed by it. Is the same true for MRSA (a smaller percentage of carriers of course)?
Ok now my question just seems dumb. I think I am thinking waaaay to into this! I am so sick right now(very stressed this semester..maybe the cortisol levels) and my brain is so foggy. I'm sure when I get better I'll read this and be incredibly embarrassed for posting all this.
Will google that BTW.
I've heard that about AIDS..quite interesting.
Thanks for your help!
Last edit by futurern123 on Oct 19, '06