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Polymerase chain reaction is a method of finding a specific piece of dna and copying it over and over again until there is enough to study. The technique allows a scientist to detect very small amounts of dna in a swab sample then reproduce enough of it to study it. It is very sensisitive for detecting the presence of certain bacteria and is also used in doing other ...Read more
I got an HIV DNA rt by PCR test with icma test at 28 days. The results were negative. Is this good indication of what my 3 month test will be?
Depends: With treatment it should clear up in ten days in a immunocompetent patient. If patient has deep seated infections such as endocarditis, ventilator associated pneumonia or bacteremia, or in a immunocompromised person, it may take weeks before it clears out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Family, close contac: It is spread by direct physical contact with those infected or carrying it, or from their items of close contacr- towels, clothes, bedclothes, dishes, etc. It can also live on surfaces they have been in contact with, so people can get MRSA in hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, athletic facilities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Identify the source: Nasal carriage? Sibling? Fomite? What would happen in the case of recurrent MRSA - it may not easliy resolve so treatment must be aggressive eg, I&D (with c&s), start septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) Mupirocin the nostrils and use hexachloraphene wash, locally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Decolonization: Close contact with some one infected with mrsa, over growding, poor hygiene, exposure to MRSA from hospitals can all be risk factor for being infected with the this bacteria. However most people who have recurrent MRSA infection is because they are colonized with the bacteria, usually in their nostrils, thus decolonization of nostrils ( bactroban (mupirocin) ointment) , good hygiene, hand sanitizing may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer