A 32-year-old female asked:
how can i tell if my son pneumonia mrsa was given to him by the hospital?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Adam King answered
15 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Hard to tell: It's very hard to tell if he contracted it from the hospital. Risk factors including recent surgery, illness requiring a ventilator or chronic illness requiring frequent hospitalization might help suggest the MRSA is hospital acquired. However, on a case-by-case basiss it is hard to link them. I hope he is getting better.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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