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Mrsa Effects On Kidney Transplant Patients
My husband has suppressed immunity due to kidney transplant; he recently withstood mrsa. Could it have been lethal?
Could be severe: 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. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
My husband has suppressed immunity due to kidney transplant and he recently developed a MRSA infection. What should we do?
Sure, once treated: Some people carry the MRSA bugs on their skin/nasal cavities w/o causing problem, so it is not necessarily a problem for donating a kidney if ithe person does not have a problem with active infection. The surgical process is sterile and so it should not be an issue. If the donor is having active infection, it should be treated. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Colds: Traditional cold are usually viruses. There is no medication that will treat the cold. You just need to treat you symptoms to make you comfortable until you body can fight off your cold. You should get your flu shot every year. Wash you hands often for prevention. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I am a kidney transplant patient. My creatine has always been between 1.4 - 1.8 is this a normal level?
Stable is good: Creatinine levels are tricky. The specific value may be good for one, but not as good for another. Depends on how much muscle the person has as well as the kidney(s) function. A 1.8 is probably good for a muscular man, but abnormal for a small, older woman. If your value remains stable (for you), without protein in the urine, keep the BP controlled and you are probably "normal" for a txp recipient. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Kidneys anatomically require connection to an artery for blood supply, a vein for blood drainage and the bladder for urine outflow. In a transplant a healthy kidney is disconnected from its usual attachments and moved to a new location with those 3 requirements (artery, vein, bladder). This may be an auto-txp - somewhere else in your own body; or an allo-txp -from ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
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