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A 43-year-old female asked:

If mrsa swab of infected area is negative after infection, is mrsa gone? does an infection mean i am a carrier? do i need to follow up w/ nasal swab?

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 46 years experience
MRSA carriage : There is s lot of media attention and literature on MRSA in recent yrs. resulting in some confusion. If you had MRSA diagnosed before, thud chances are that you are colonized with it. Thx good news is that you can decrease colonization with proper monitoring and treatment as indicated.

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