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If i had mrsa once can i get it again?

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Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 35 years experience
MRSA Infection: Yes. You can get an infection again. MRSA and many other bacteria live on our body routine. Our immune system protects us generally but additional infections in the future can occur.
Dr. Philip Organ
Wound care 54 years experience
Antibiotic resistant: MRSA is a common infection (Staph) that is resistant to the most common anti-Staph antibiotics. It can spread from the location where it enters the body - sometime very rapidly - and cause large, non-healing wounds. The infection spreads by contact with an infected individual. Treatment requires aggressive treatment, antibiotics based on wound culture, debridement of necrotic tissue.

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