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how do you get a staph infection in your blood

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Infection and blood: Yes, there is risk for bacterial infection associated with blood product transfusion- especially with platelet transfusion as it is stored in a room t ... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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There may be an: ...association between the MRSA and the recurrent infection in the vaginal hairs (folliculitis). If you're being treated appropriately with the antib ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Finding: Blood cultures positive for the coccus or finding secondary sites that occurred from the bacteremia.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually: But the bug is on and around the infected person.Wash your hands carefully to prevent spread.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
IV antibiotics: This usually requires hospital stay with IV antibiotics.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Blood Cultures: This is not a common question or situation and am not sure why you would ask. But, there are blood cultures. Staph is usually diagnosed by examination ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Called sepsis: This is a very dangerous infection that is treated in hospital with IV antibiotics.It can be fatal.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Infections caused by staphylococcus aureus bacteria can be infectious.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe never: Hopefully the body will mount a strong defense and no blood infection occurs(the usual scenario).
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: If your mom truly has a staph infection in her blood, i would expect her to be in an ICU bed on IV medication. If she is prone to boils, sties or othe ... Read More

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