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Doddridge, AR
A 50-year-old female asked:

How important is a small amount of mrsa in your lung? can it be considered normal as is regular s. aureus?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Not normal: Mrsa needs to be treated aggressively as it is a resitant bacteria. It is very important to treat it.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Not uncommon: In patients who have been in and out of the hospital. It still would not be considered "normal" colonization and could be an issue if the person becomes sick in other ways.
Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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