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Is MRSA deadly? What could cause it to become deadly?

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Morgan Daul
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bacterial Infection

Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterial infection that cannot be treated/ cured with certain antibiotics.
These infections can be severe and may require more invasive techniques to treat. If you are given antibiotics, be sure to take all the doses, even if you feel better. Please see your doctor for treatment!

In brief: Bacterial Infection

Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterial infection that cannot be treated/ cured with certain antibiotics.
These infections can be severe and may require more invasive techniques to treat. If you are given antibiotics, be sure to take all the doses, even if you feel better. Please see your doctor for treatment!
Morgan Daul
Morgan Daul
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Christopher Breen
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes it can be

Mrsa can be deadly if you have a serious infection because it is resistant to most antibiotics.
It becomes deadly when the infection spreads throughout the whole body. On the other hand, people can carry MRSA and not be affected at all.

In brief: Yes it can be

Mrsa can be deadly if you have a serious infection because it is resistant to most antibiotics.
It becomes deadly when the infection spreads throughout the whole body. On the other hand, people can carry MRSA and not be affected at all.
Christopher Breen
Christopher Breen
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Dr. Jason Stokes
Family Medicine

In brief: Mrsa varies

A mrsa skin infection can usually be easily treated.
If mrsa gets into the blood stream ( patient becomes septic) it can be a very serious infection.

In brief: Mrsa varies

A mrsa skin infection can usually be easily treated.
If mrsa gets into the blood stream ( patient becomes septic) it can be a very serious infection.
Dr. Jason Stokes
Dr. Jason Stokes
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