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Care and Treatment for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureas (MRSA)

Why Choose Treatment for MRSA at University of Colorado Hospital?

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The Infectious Disease Group Practice at University of Colorado Hospital is nationally recognized. Our doctors are board-certified and conduct groundbreaking research.

Our multidisciplinary care team has long experience in diagnosing and managing a wide range of infectious diseases, including MRSA, and we offer patients access to the latest treatments.

What is Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureas (MRSA)?

Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureas (MRSA) is a kind of bacteria that is resistant to common antibiotics such as:

  • Methicillin
  • Oxacillin
  • Penicillin
  • Amoxicillin

MRSA is most common in people in hospitals and other health-related facilities who have weakened immune systems. The condition causes skin infections like boils and pimples. However, it can cause more serious problems, like infections of the blood stream or surgical area, and pneumonia.

Often, MRSA is misdiagnosed as a spider bite. If you have a wound or sore that is not healing, you should be seen by an infectious disease specialist.

Tests & Treatments

A blood test can determine if you have MRSA.


MRSA is typically not resistant to all antibiotics, and your doctor will use laboratory tests to determine which antibiotics will be effective in combating it.

Your Medical Team

The Infectious Disease Group Practice at University of Colorado has a multidisciplinary team of health care providers. Each specialist is trained to provide different aspects of infectious disease care. Your medical team will be assembled with the specialists best suited to treat your condition.


Infectious Disease Specialists at University of Colorado Hospital


Infectious disease specialists – board-certified doctors who are specially trained in diagnosing and treating infectious diseases.


Nurse practitioner (NP) – a registered nurse who has completed a master’s degree. NPs are licensed to see patients for assessment, treatment and follow-up.


Registered nurse – graduated from a formal nursing education program and is licensed by the state of Colorado.


Pharmacists – have a doctorate degree in the science of medication.


Nutritionists – health professionals with special training in nutrition. They help patients determine the best dietary choices for better health.


Endocrinologist – a board-certified medical doctor who is specially trained to diagnose diseases that affect the glands.


Obstetricians/gynecologists – an obstetrician is a board-certified medical doctor who specializes in delivering babies. A gynecologist is a board-certified medical doctor who specializes in treating diseases of the female reproductive system.


Oncologist – a board-certified medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancer.


Psychiatrist – a board-certified medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating mental disorders.


Psychiatric nurses – have special training in caring for patients with mental disorders.


Other Infectious Disease Staff


Social workers – help individuals ensure their personal well being and provide the resources for people to get the help they need, by assessing all aspects of their life and culture.