mrsa affects on kidney transplant patients

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Dr. Vicki Levine answered:

is it safe for a kidney transplant person to be around a person with mrsa?

Avoid

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avoid that person since your immunity is depressed and you do not want to get that infection.
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My husband has suppressed immunity due to kidney transplant; he recently withstood mrsa. Could it have been lethal?

Could be severe

Mrsa
Any bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infection has a spectrum of severity from very mild to potentially life threatening. When a patient is intentionally immunosuppressed their immune system is not as potent to fight off the infection. MRSA can be mild or severe, but is problematic because the bacteria is resistant to a number of the commonly used antibiotics, limiting treatment options.
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My husband has suppressed immunity due to kidney transplant and he recently developed a mrsa infection. What should we do?

IV antibiotics

Kidney
Kidney transplant recipients are at increased risk for infectious complications because of their chronic immunosuppression. Once infected, the patient should be treated with the same antibiotics as with non-immunosuppressed individuals, although duration of treatment may differ. Such carriers may also be carriers of MRSA and if so, can be treated with antibiotic ointments at carriage sites.
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Can kidney transplant patients use hgh?

Risks involved

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Thank you for your question. All medications can affect how your transplant medications work. Kidney rejection due to not enough medication is possible. Alternatively severe infection or kidney injury from too much medication is also possible. Higher blood pressure is often seen with hormone therapy and that too may cause your transplant kidney to incur damage. Close monitoring would be needed.
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Can a lupus patient always have a kidney transplant?

Always?

Not sure what is meant by always. In general those individuals with kidney failure due to SLE can receive transplant. However, if the disease is fresh and active, it may be prudent to wait a while. The immunosuppression used to prevent rejection is often able to control any lupus activity. Some others may have lupus complications such as heart disease and clotting that needs special attention.
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Kidney transplant patients have develop proteurinata?

No, investigation

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Patients with normal functioning transplant should not have proteinuria( protein in urine). Any proteinuria should be confirmed, quantified and investigated thoroughly. Please consult transplant nephrologist.
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Can kidney transplant patients use elliptical machine?

Yes

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Transplant patients are encouraged to exercise. The only caution would be in activities in which there could be direct trauma to the allograft, like from a kick or punch.
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Can kidney transplant patients have cats in their homes?

Yes they can

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No reason not to have cats unless subject or family is allergic to them
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Can kidney transplant patients keep cats in their homes?

Yes

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Although your body is immunocompromised due to the anti-rejection medications, it is still safe to keep cats in the home. I would suggest keeping the cats away the first 3 months after transplant as that is when you are must at risk for an infection.
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Can a kidney transplant patient have a shingles vaccine?

Shingles vaccine

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No, because shingles is a live vaccine and is incompatible with transplant medication
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