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My sister is on the transplant list for a kidney and pancreas and she has recently diagnosed with mrsa, will this hurt her chances?
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In brief: Pancreas transplant
If she is colonized, this is not a contraindication.
However if she has an active infection this should be treated prior to transplantation.

In brief: Pancreas transplant
If she is colonized, this is not a contraindication.
However if she has an active infection this should be treated prior to transplantation.
Dr. Jonathan Fridell
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Dr. George Loss
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Not in the long term
An active infection is a contraindication for a transplant.
This is because the drugs needed to prevent rejection can exacerbate an active infection. Once an active infection is adequately treated, the transplant can occur.

In brief: Not in the long term
An active infection is a contraindication for a transplant.
This is because the drugs needed to prevent rejection can exacerbate an active infection. Once an active infection is adequately treated, the transplant can occur.
Dr. George Loss
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In brief: No
It is common to be colonized with MRSA and this can only be eliminated with antibiotics.
As long as there is no active infection, transplantation can proceed safely and should not affect the chances of receiving an organ.

In brief: No
It is common to be colonized with MRSA and this can only be eliminated with antibiotics.
As long as there is no active infection, transplantation can proceed safely and should not affect the chances of receiving an organ.
Dr. Barry Browne
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In brief: Not usually
Mrsa or any other bacterial infection should be treated and resolved before immunosuppressive drugs are started.
There are several antibiotics that can rapidly clear mrsa.

In brief: Not usually
Mrsa or any other bacterial infection should be treated and resolved before immunosuppressive drugs are started.
There are several antibiotics that can rapidly clear mrsa.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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