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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
MRSA: If the infection is severe and not treated promptly and properly on may die.
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: As with any infection, the location of the infection matters greatly. A skin/soft tissue infection, even with mrsa, is relatively mild in concern; a h ... Read More

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
MRSA: The chances are your infection will be well controlled because almost all MRSA responds to vancomycin. Make sure your kidney function and vancomycin l ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
MRSA mortality: The good news is that death from MRSA is relatively rare (mrsa-related deaths averaged ≈5, 500 per year (range 3, 809–7, 372) out of a us population o ... Read More
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Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Not impossible: Anyone can die from an infection that is serious enough and not treated on time; however if the infection is not serious such as a small " boil", it ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Depends: If the infection is treated early on and with the appropriate antibiotics your chances of dying is low. However, MRSA infections are serious infection ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Kohl
19 years experience Family Medicine
Sepsis: Any type of infection in the skin or elsewhere can enter the bloodstream. An overwhelming infection in the blood is known as sepsis. Fever, low bloo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely: Mrsa is generally a skin infection and will not kill you unless it gets into the bloodstream, which means that these skin infections need attention wh ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience Family Medicine
More dangerous staph: Mrsa stands for mehticillin resistant stapholoccus aureus. A staph that is resistant to many common antibiotics. Often it is also more aggressive than ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
26 years experience Podiatry
MRSA: Methicillin resistant staph aureus- ever growing difficult to treat bacterial infection.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
It is possible: It is possible. Itching can result from any inflammatory process. Mrsa certainly can cause inflammation. However, it is not a primary symptom.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Antibiotics: Mrsa stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. It's a stronger strain of bacteria that is resistant to penicillin and related drugs. There are ... Read More
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