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How can MRSA get in the bloodstream?

How can MRSA get in the bloodstream?

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

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Mortality (Definition)

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How will I know if I have MRSA in my bloodstream?

How will I know if I have MRSA in my bloodstream?

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

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Are there any major signs or symptoms of having MRSA in your bloodstream? I had MRSA a couple weeks ago and feeling very run down

Not specifically: You can actually be asymptomatic and have MRSA bacteremia (bacteria in blood). This organism can produce infection in all organ systems. If you think you may be infected, see a doctor asap and be examined. The earlier the diagnosis the better the outcome. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of having MRSA or staph in your bloodstream?

What are symptoms of having MRSA or staph in your bloodstream?

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

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Can you have MRSA in the bloodstream without a fever? What are the symptoms of MRSA in the bloodstream?

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

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Hello, I was found that I have MRSA staph infection. I was wondering how long does it take to get into bloodstream?

It shouldn't.: If the MRSA was diagnosed by a skin culture it won't necessarily get into your blood. If it does you will get a fever and get very sick. ...Read more

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I have MRSA (community instead of hospital). Diagnosed through skin culture. Treatment working. Will it enter my bloodstream? How to know ifin blood?

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

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Can bloodstream MRSA cause coronary artery disease or congestive heart failure?

Can bloodstream MRSA cause coronary artery disease or congestive heart failure?

No: Sepsis will not cause coronary artery disease. Embolism of infected clot to the coronary artery can cause a heart attack leading to congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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How long does it take for MRSA to get in your blood stream?

How long does it take for MRSA to get in your blood stream?

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

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How do you know if you have MRSA in your blood stream but no symptoms?

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

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Does diphtheria have a high mortality rate?

Does diphtheria have a high mortality rate?

Toxic strains 3-23%: Diphtheria has more & less toxic strains with impact based on toxicity. In unprotected areas the case fatality rate during epidemics in the 90's was 3-23%. See aap/red book/28ed/diphtheria. ...Read more

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How exactly is infant mortality rate calculated?

How exactly is infant mortality rate calculated?

Infant Mortality: Infant mortality rate is the number of every 1, 000 children born alive died before the age of 1 year. IMR for US in year 2009 was 6.4. ...Read more

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Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate?

Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate?

High premature birth: Approximately 2/3 of infants dying within 12 months of birth die within a month from birth (neonatal death). 30-40% of neonatal deaths are directly related with prematurity/low birth weight and complications thereof. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of itp?

What is the mortality rate of itp?

Good: 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

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What's the mortality rate for people with itp?

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

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What is the mortality rate for the bcir operation?

What is the mortality rate for the bcir operation?

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

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What is the national mortality rate for a septal myectomy?

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

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What is the mortality rate for acute promyelocytic leukemia?

What is the mortality rate for acute promyelocytic leukemia?

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

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I need to know what is mortality rate from general anesthesia?

I need to know what is mortality rate from general anesthesia?

Very low: In young, healthy patients undergoing routine surgery, the mortality rate from general anesthesia is exceedingly rare. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate if I don't get treated for meningitis?

What is the mortality rate if I don't get treated for meningitis?

High: If you truly have meningitis and do not receive the proper antibiotics, the mortality is very high. Refusing treatment is not really a viable option. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the mortality rate of a person with a glial tumor?

We need Diagnosis: Glial tumor is a generic name. Find out the exact name, then we can guide you further. ...Read more

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Mortality rate for severe emphysema?

Mortality rate for severe emphysema?

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

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Please describe the mortality rate for morbidly obese women?

Please describe the mortality rate for morbidly obese women?

About 3-fold higher: According to this paper a woman in her 30's who has morbid obesity (bmi more than 40) is 3.3 fold more likely to die than a woman of the same age who has a bmi of under 25.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/10227319. ...Read more

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What is the hantavirus morbidity and mortality rate in the u.S.?

What is the hantavirus morbidity and mortality rate in the u.S.?

About 40% die: Morbidity rates are higher but I do not know the exact percentages, because the frequency of asymptomatic cases is not well studied. ...Read more