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how can i tell if my son pneumonia mrsa was given to him by the hospital?

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Dr. Adam King
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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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
70% of the MRSA abscesses I drain office are acquired by kids with no hospital exposure.
Jul 31, 2013

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