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Hello , i was found that I have MRSA staph infection . I was wondering how long does it take to get into bloodstream ?

Hello , i was found that I have MRSA staph infection . I was wondering how long does it take to get into bloodstream ?

It shouldn't.: If the MRSA was diagnosed by a skin culture it won't necessarily get into your blood. If it does you will get a fever and get very sick. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ein
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Mrsa (Definition)

MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a certain strain of bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics. It most commonly causes skin infections and abscesses, ...Read more


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How long does it take for MRSA to get in your blood stream?

How long does it take for MRSA to get in your blood stream?

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

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How will i know if I have MRSA in my bloodstream?

How will i know if I have MRSA in my bloodstream?

You'll know...: Mrsa bloodstream infections are serious, so your immune system will be on overdrive to fight the infection- early on, it may manifest flu- like symptoms. This may be followed by fever, low bp, sweating, others. Typically, you will look and feel really crappy. The exception is if you are on drugs for immunosuppression (transplant, rheum athritis, etc). Blood cultures will secure the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can MRSA get in the bloodstream?

Line or skin: Mrsa (like all staph aureus) lives on the skin, so anything that breaks the integrity of the skin (be it a cut/scrape or an IV line) can introduce it into the bloodstream. This also includes direct injection, such as in IV drug use. Finally, a more rare cause would be a severe alternative infection focus, such as pneumonia. ...Read more

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Are there any major signs or symptoms of having MRSA in your bloodstream ? I had MRSA a couple weeks ago and feeling very run down

Not specifically: You can actually be asymptomatic and have MRSA bacteremia (bacteria in blood). This organism can produce infection in all organ systems. If you think you may be infected, see a doctor asap and be examined. The earlier the diagnosis the better the outcome. ...Read more

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Can you have MRSA in the bloodstream without a fever? What are the symptoms of MRSA in the bloodstream?

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

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What are symptoms of having MRSA or staph in your bloodstream?

What are symptoms of having MRSA or staph in your bloodstream?

Many: Symptoms may include fever, chills, if the infection is severe, hypotension may occur, bleeding due diseminated coagulation problems ( dic); however, there are cases of transient bacteremia ( bacteria in the bloodstream that do not stay in there for long) that do not cause any major symptoms. ...Read more

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I have MRSA (community instead of hospital). Diagnosed through skin culture. Treatment working. Will it enter my bloodstream? How to know ifin blood?

I have MRSA (community instead of hospital). Diagnosed through skin culture. Treatment working. Will it enter my bloodstream? How to know ifin blood?

It's not: Many people have this microbe on their skin, the majority with no ill effects. If you had a real active blood infection you would be obviously, seriously sick. Ignore the online sensationalist stuff on MRSA. ...Read more