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Can my 2 1/2 yr old die from mrsa?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: MRSA mortality

The good news is that death from MRSA is relatively rare (mrsa-related deaths averaged ?5, 500 per year (range 3, 809–7, 372) out of a us population of 311, 000, 000.
Children can acquire this infection, and, if it spreads to the blood stream, possibly die, but this is extremely rare. The elderly are also more susceptible.

In brief: MRSA mortality

The good news is that death from MRSA is relatively rare (mrsa-related deaths averaged ?5, 500 per year (range 3, 809–7, 372) out of a us population of 311, 000, 000.
Children can acquire this infection, and, if it spreads to the blood stream, possibly die, but this is extremely rare. The elderly are also more susceptible.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Not impossible

Anyone can die from an infection that is serious enough and not treated on time; however if the infection is not serious such as a small " boil", it is very unlikely that someone would die from it, but if an infection caused by a bacterium such as MRSA is serious ( severe pneumonia, sepsis, etc.
..) if not treated on time, death can occur.

In brief: Not impossible

Anyone can die from an infection that is serious enough and not treated on time; however if the infection is not serious such as a small " boil", it is very unlikely that someone would die from it, but if an infection caused by a bacterium such as MRSA is serious ( severe pneumonia, sepsis, etc.
..) if not treated on time, death can occur.
Dr. Claude Parola
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