MRSA in Children Directory
MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It is one of many strains of a bacterium called Staphylococcus aureus -- or staph, for short. Staph bacteria are common on skin and in noses. There has been a big increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA, even in children. It's important to know how to help prevent MRSA in children and what to do if you suspect your child has it. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how MRSA is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Preventing MRSA Infections
Learn about the prevention of MRSA -- a type of staph infection -- from the experts at WebMD.
Your Skin and MRSA
What is methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureaus? Find out more about MRSA and how the infection spreads in the hospital and community.
Staph Infections and MRSA in Children: Prevention, Symptoms, and Treatment
MRSA, a staph infection, is on the rise among children, often sending them to the hospital. WebMD explains how children catch MRSA and which symptoms to look for.
Diagnosing and Treating MRSA Infections
WebMD's guide to the diagnosis and treatments for MRSA, a potentially dangerous staph infection.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: MRSA -- What You Need to Know About This "Superbug"
What is MRSA? View pictures of the contagious MRSA bacteria and see what a MRSA skin infection looks like.
Slideshow: Childhood Illnesses Every Parent Should Know
Croup, sore throat, glue ear and Kawasaki disease are among child illnesses parents must know. BootsWebMD has symptoms, pictures, and advice for when to seek medical advice.