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A 30-year-old female asked about a 64-year-old male:

Father just diagnosed with mrsa and vre what are risk factors and important things to know or ask his dr?

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Dr. Grant Brenner
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Among others...: Make sure they are getting culture and sensitivity done on the bacteria your father is infected with to make sure they stand the best chance of picking an effective regimen of antibiotics. Ask about adverse reactions to the antibiotics he is taking, as doctors often have to use more toxic regimens with medication-resistant bacteria.
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Dr. Ping Wang
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Antibiotics: Your father will require special attention in antibiotics choices. Usually infectious disease specialists will provide the advice.
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