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Is MRSA deadly? What could cause it to become deadly?

Is MRSA deadly? What could cause it to become deadly?

Bacterial Infection: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterial infection that cannot be treated/ cured with certain antibiotics. These infections can be severe and may require more invasive techniques to treat. If you are given antibiotics, be sure to take all the doses, even if you feel better. Please see your doctor for treatment! ...Read more

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How deadly is MRSA for an elder male in end stage COPD who is refusing to treat the mrsa?

How deadly is MRSA for an elder male in end stage COPD who is refusing to treat the mrsa?

Not good: Untreated MRSA in anyone can be fatal, wherever the sour e. In someone with end stage lung disease, survival will be worse yet. ...Read more

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No immune sys due to MG & meds. Grandma in hospital again &dr said she has MRSA! Anyway family can visit? Is this deadly? She also has COPD& never smo

No immune sys due to MG & meds. Grandma in hospital again &dr said she has MRSA! Anyway family can visit? Is this deadly? She also has COPD& never smo

Mgt: MRSA is a serious infection and precautions such as avoiding skin contact is suggested. Since her hospital physicians are aware that she has MRSA, she undoubtedly is being treated. ...Read more

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Is MRSA the main cause of cellulitis nowadays?

Is MRSA the main cause of cellulitis nowadays?

Cellulitis: The majority of cellulitis infections are caused by infection with either strep (streptococcus) or staph (staphylococcus) bacteria. The most common bacteria that cause cellulitis are beta-hemolytic streptococci (groups a, b, c, g, and f). A form of rather superficial cellulitis caused by strep is called erysipelas. However, MRSA cellulitis is on the rise. ...Read more

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Can MRSA get into your body and cause your platellets to stay low?

With Sepsis: This article discusses that issue: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3084641/. It is by mayo clinic & looks at people who become septic with staph aureus & develop thrombocytopenia (platelet count < 150 × 109/l. ). ...Read more

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My daughter has reoccurring MRSA infections since she was 4, now 10. Meds clear up each time. What could be the cause of reoccurance? Concerns?

My daughter has reoccurring MRSA infections since she was 4, now 10. Meds clear up each time. What could be the cause of reoccurance? Concerns?

habits/exposures: Mrsa account for 70% or more of the small to large abscesses i drain yearly at my office. They are all community acquired rather than hospital based and reflect a change in the % of staph with this feature.Staph is everywhere, and whether or not you get an abscess depends somewhat on how attractive you are to mosquitos or other bugs and personal habits (scratching, picking). ...Read more

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Could MRSA spread from incision to joints and cause pain?

Could MRSA spread from incision to joints and cause pain?

Yes: This can occur sometimes and new joints may have to be replaced. One can also get infected natural joints and this will cause swelling and pain even to the touch. Need to have this evaluated if occurring. ...Read more