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Staph aureus: Staph aureus is a common bacteria that practically all of us have on our skin. This is called colonization. There are some staph that are more resistant to antibiotics and these are categorized as MRSA or methicilin resistant staph aureus. These can also be colonized on your body. Either type(s) can cause disease and it can be very severe depending on the location, even causing death from sepsis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can either vancomycin or sepsis cause sudden peeling on my buttocks? I'm on 1.5g of I.v. vanc, 2/day, due to sepsis and/or from an infected port.
Respiratory failure.: Respiratory failure means that the person was unable to effectively take in oxygen and get rid of carbon dioxide. This could be due to a failure in any of the respiratory system including the lungs, musculoskeletal system or even the brain, if the brain was not able to direct the rest of the body to breathe. What did the person die of? Whatever it was, it was complicated by respiratory failure. ...Read more
Are overwhelming mennigicoccal sepsis and septic shock similar type of illness? They both are a result of bacteria and infections?
Similar: Septic shock can occur with many types of bacteria including Meningococcal bacteria, other bacteria, fungal infections and even viruses. They have in common an overwhelming immune response which causes innocent bystander damage to normal organ function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
S. lugdunensis: This coagulase-negative malignant organism possesses many of the severe disease creating mechanisms as staph aureus and is also a producer of biofilms. Proper management may save you from long term issues, but there are no guarantees in life. Good luck and hope you are cured and stay well. ...Read more
Are repetitive mild aspiration pneumonias, life threatening? Recovers fast with antibiotics and oxygen.
Not good: I ask why. Do they occur at night(gerd), do you have trouble swallowing, hiatial hernia;perhaps overweight. The fact that this is occuring, and that you recover fast does not mean that you always will. Should these episodes become more severe and as you get older, your treatment options may become limited. Get the cause worked up and decide what to do with you pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are alcohol wipes enough to clean toys/objects/surfaces of staph, streptococcus, flu, and the other major germs?
Mostly different.: Cellulitis is a skin infection causing redness, swelling, and/or pain. It can be caused by MRSA rather than typical staph (MSSA) or strep in certain settings. C diff is not directly related to the other two unless of course antibiotics are taken for cellulitis/MRSA which can lead to alteration of gut flora and C diff. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't know : Percentages, but likely very small as most infections are staph and not everyone has amputations. ...Read more
It varies: If you see people who are drowning, they really struggle at the beginning. People who develop resp failure from sepsis or copd, they suffer initially, but as the co2 rises it serves as a narcotic and we see them gasping but probably not suffering once consciousness wanes. But acute resp failure from any cause makes someone struggle. So please don't do anything bad. ...Read more
Not any more: In the civil war, leg wound infections from gunshot wounds were so lethal that the best treatment was to cut the leg off. Today unless the bullet destroys a vital organ or blood vessel death from infection usually isn't a problem due to a variety of antibiotics and modern surgical techniques, but i still don't recommend getting shot! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Could MRSA and other staph, requiring intravenous antibiotics have caused my GFR to drop from 94 to 41 in 15 days?
My wife is in the hospital from advanced staff infection of the legs and congestive heart failuer she seems to have a memory problem, can staff infec?
I am in hospital w/a "gram+ bacillus" sepsis..6/8 blood culture bottles are +. Caused by a dirty cut then severe cellulitis. I have heart vegetation from it they say. Also on CellCept. Can you educate me on whats the significance of heart vegetation?
Endocarditis. : What you describe is endocarditis. The vegetations harbor the bacteria that are identified when blood cultures are obtained. Sepsis, heart failure as well as "septic emboli" are potential complications 6 weeks of IV antibiotics followed by repeat blood cultures and follow up echocardiogram to insure treatment was adequate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Developed mastitis with an abscess and MRSA. Received IV Vancomycin ( 5 months ago) currently root canal done on abscess tooth, what is the likelihood of MRSA moving to my mouth signs and symptoms to look for!
Possible, not likely: Staph (whether MRSA or non-MRSA types) is not a common cause of dental abscesses, although it could happen. All abscess symptoms are pretty much the same, no matter what bacteria are involved: swelling, pain, redness, and potentially draining pus. Discuss with your dentist and follow her advice if antibiotic treatment is prescribed. ...Read more
Worse outcome: Lacerations may leave vital structures like tendons, vessels and nerves uncovered. More superficial lacerations may simply have a worse scar if allowed to heal by secondary intention. Surgical debridement and appropriate cleansing of the wound are also potentially necessary. Wound infection can lead to increased morbidity and e en death if left untreated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2yo with infantigo and MRSA on antibiotics for 2 weeks getting worse keflex and other children hospitalize him?
Maybe: Any child or adult with a bacterial infection, who is not getting better while taking oral antibiotics, should be rechecked by the doctor to see what changes in the treatment plan are needed. Sometimes, a patient has to be admitted into the hospital for I.V. Antibiotics. ...Read more