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How long does MRSA usually last?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
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In brief: 90 days or 3 months

It depends on the host's immune system, interaction with other bacteria and environmental circumstances, exposure to antibiotics but generally MRSA can live up to 90 days or 3 months.
A host can be colonized with MRSA indefinitely and not even be aware, therefore being a constant source of contamination.

In brief: 90 days or 3 months

It depends on the host's immune system, interaction with other bacteria and environmental circumstances, exposure to antibiotics but generally MRSA can live up to 90 days or 3 months.
A host can be colonized with MRSA indefinitely and not even be aware, therefore being a constant source of contamination.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Spence Misner
Wound care

In brief: Until treated

Mrsa is a serious infection that usually does not clear up on its own.
It requires aggressive antibiotic treatment.

In brief: Until treated

Mrsa is a serious infection that usually does not clear up on its own.
It requires aggressive antibiotic treatment.
Dr. Spence Misner
Dr. Spence Misner
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