When MRSA Gets Personal

When Mr. Wilson (name changed to protect confidentiality) arrived at the emergency department at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla., one night in October, he had a common complaint. "I think I've gotten bitten by a spider," he said. On his thigh, several large raised skin lesions were visible. "These aren't spider bites," his physician, Dr. Yvonne Dunn, remarked. "You have a skin infection called community-acquired MRSA. Your boils will need to be opened and drained, but...Full Story
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