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How Can Mrsa Get In The Bloodstream
From skin: Mrsa is a type of staff aureus bacteria that is resistant to the penicillin type antibiotics. Staff aureus lives on everyone and usually just hangs out on the skin and nice warm moist spots like groin arm pits nose if the bacteria gets access to the blood stream like a bad skin infection or less commonly a cut on the skin it can get to blood stream and cause a blood infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How it works: The process of oxygen getting into the blood goes like this. First we inhale air with oxygen in it. Little pockets in the lung called alveoli fill with the air and the oxygen diffuses into capillaries. This oxygenated blood then goes back to the heart where it is pumped around to the rest of the body. When it reaches capillary beds in our tissues the oxygen diffuses out into the tissues. ...Read more
Can you have MRSA in the bloodstream without a fever? What are the symptoms of MRSA in the bloodstream?
Rarely: Very elderly and immunosuppressed patients can have severe infections without fever. This rarely occurs in immunocompetent young patients. Symptoms of MRSA blood stream infection are chills, fever, muscle and joint aching, signs of a skin infection or infection at another site. If left untreated it can lead to confusion, shock and death. ...Read more
Maybe never: Hopefully the body will mount a strong defense and no blood infection occurs(the usual scenario). ...Read more
How common/rare is it for an infection in the sinuses to go into bloodstream causing bacteremia/meningitis?
Rare if ever: I treat hundreds of sinus infections every year and have as yet to have one change into meningitis/sepsis. Germs that cause these severe infections can enter through the nose, but their transition to severe disease occurs within hours of that entry. Sinus infections are often symptomatic for a week or so before diagnosis. ...Read more
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It depends: Many people have a skin infection or even just colonization with MRSA and it never reaches their bloodstream. Some can have a simple skin infection and have bacteria in the blood the same day or the next day--within hours. Other people will have a bone infection for days and days and never develop bacteremia (bacteria in the blood). If you have MRSA, consider seeing an infectious disease physician ...Read more
Acute pyelonephritis: This can be an extremely severe infection which may have been caused by infection elsewhere extending to the kidney, or the primary kidney infection creating sepsis systemically. The extent of disease, age of the patient, organism and other factors will determine the need for hospitalization. ...Read more
Depends: Most herpes in the eye is on the eye in fact the cornea. Treatment is with topical antiviral drops with good effectiveness in most cases within about 5 days. Herpes can also affect the interior of the eye, but this is rare. It can also be treated with systemic antivirals. Treatment takes longer and there is a risk of visual loss in these cases. ...Read more
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