Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, which is commonly known as MRSA, can be found in the urine. It can be from an infection acquired from an infection in the groin or it can be from a catheter or other piece of medical equipment that had the bacteria on it (MRSA Transmission).
This staph infection is usually acquired in a medical facility (HA-MRSA). It is not common to have this bacterium in the urine, but it does occur.
Areas of The Body that Can Spread MRSA in Urine
MRSA bacteria are part of the natural bacterial flora of skin. When it becomes imbalanced, the bacteria can grow and cause infections. It can also enter the body through the digestive tract.
When it leaves the digestive tract it can have this infection in the urine. The bacteria can infect any of the following:
Catheters that are infected with MRSA bacteria can introduce it to the urinary tract.
It is diagnosed by a taking a sample of urine and doing a lab test and promptly starting treatment to prevent other health issues.
Be Aware of The Dangers
When there is MRSA in urine the bacteria can spread and cause damage to the urinary tract organs. Prompt treatment will minimize the risk of organ damage and prevent the bacteria from spreading to other parts of the body and to others.
When caregivers are providing personal care for someone with this type of urinary staph infection it will be important to prevent being exposed to the urine to avoid acquiring a MRSA infection. If there is contact with the urine, promptly washing the area with soap and water will reduce the risk of infection.
MRSA in the urine is not common, but when it occurs it will need to be treated aggressively (The Statistics on MRSA).