A 21-year-old member asked:
If i have had a methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa) infection or been told that i carry mrsa, am i at high risk for developing a serious mrsa infection if i get seasonal influenza?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
It is possible: Not all patients with a history of MRSA have problems after influenza. It is very important to inform your doctor if you experience a relapse of symptoms after influenza.Early recognition & proper treatment of MRSA is crucial in avoiding serious complications.#1 is prevention of influenza with vaccine, hand hygiene & cough etiquette.Severe MRSA infection without a prior history of MRSA is possible.
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Dermatology 43 years experience
Possible: It might happen but it might not.
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Infectious Disease 48 years experience
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Last updated Jan 13, 2020
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