What Are Skin Infections?

By amanda
Reviewed: Dr. Mera
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2. What Types of Bacteria Cause Skin Infections?

The skin can become infected with a wide range of bacteria. A large portion is caused by one of the many subspecies of either Staphylococcus or Streptococcus bacteria. Some bacteria have developed resistance to common antibiotics. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) has become a public health problem as it becomes more common.

Impetigo is another relatively common bacterial skin infection that generally occurs on the face, legs, or arms of children. It can be caused by either Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes. In some cases, both bacteria are present.

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