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Mrsa In Bloodstream Mortality Rate
From skin: Mrsa is a type of staff aureus bacteria that is resistant to the penicillin type antibiotics. Staff aureus lives on everyone and usually just hangs out on the skin and nice warm moist spots like groin arm pits nose if the bacteria gets access to the blood stream like a bad skin infection or less commonly a cut on the skin it can get to blood stream and cause a blood infection. ...Read more
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
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
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
Hello, I was found that I have MRSA staph infection. I was wondering how long does it take to get into bloodstream?
Is it possible for MRSA to gain entry via a cut between the webspace of your right toe and travel via the bloodstream lodging in your right thigh?
Yes: It is possible for MRSA to enter your bloodstream through a break in the skin and go almost anywhere in the body. ...Read more
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
Can MRSA be contracted via the bloodstream by unwashed/ungloved hands during a debridement b/ween small toe w/out signofinfectionatsiteofdebridement?
MRSA transmit: Possible but unlikely. Best to discuss with your treating docs. ...Read more
Could this be ca-mrsa in the bloodstream? With pneumonia? I have just been diagnosed with ca-mrsa. Within 1 week I have had 2 breakouts, the second breakout is worse than the first. I am shaking a lot, have a fever, coughing, dizziness, shortness of brea
Mrsa: Possibly. You need to go to the ER right away for an evaluation with blood work and a chest xray. ...Read more
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
You don't: Mrsa bloodstream infections almost always cause symptoms and frequently the patient is quite ill and toxic. In an immunocompetent patient it would be exceedingly rate for MRSA blood stream infection to not cause symptoms. Transient bacteremias do occur but they are brief and asymptomatic and usually do not cause disease but the bacteria can seed various organs and then cause symptomatic infection. ...Read more
Most patients are able to recover platelet counts and have a mortality rate similar to the general population. For more details see this link.
http://bloodjournal. Hematologylibrary. Org/content/97/9/2549.long. ...Read more
It's very rare, but: Does happen. If ones platelet count fall to low enough, spontaneous bleeding can occur. Head bleeds, for example, can be both spontaneous and life-threatening. That being said, the plts that a person with itp does have tend to be more thrombofenic because they are "younger". This helps to mitigate the consequences of low PLT count. Your dr. Can give you additional info. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends!: It's going to depend on your surgeon's expertise, the hospital you choose, your disease state, your current anatomy, your surgical history, other major health issues (like kidney, heart, lung or liver disease), the medications you take (eg immunosuppressants). In general, I would imagine death to be less than 1 in a 100. You should consult with an expert: http://www. Fascrs. Org/. ...Read more
0 to 4 %: But many institutions report mortality of 0% to < 0.6 %. It seems that hospital programs with excellent results, write articles about the good results, yet places with not so good results, don't write up their results. ...Read more
Good risk: Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is characterized by the presence of "promyelocytes" in the blood and bone marrow. They have a very distinctive appearance. APL arises from very specific gene mutations that puts the disease in a good risk category. This means that the most patients can be put into remission and cured of the disease, using retinoic acid, arsenic trioxide, and chemotherapy. ...Read more
We need Diagnosis: Glial tumor is a generic name. Find out the exact name, then we can guide you further. ...Read more
Not good: I personally feel the suffering from from emphysema/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) is worse than death from it--feeling winded all the time, can't do much once it is severe/oxygen dependent; u really suffer with a simple cold, flu. Your life is so limited with severe illness. People can live on for yrs, but quality of life not so good. So, quit smoking. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
H1n1: You can google it, I think around 0.05%. ...Read more