5 doctors weighed in:
Can a reaccuring MRSA staph infection kill you? If so what would you most likely die from?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA) can be deadly if the bacteria enters the blood stream. This very sticky bacteria can travel to the heart and destroy heart valves and heart muscle.
Each skin infection increases the chance of this bacteria getting into the blood stream.

In brief: Yes
Methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA) can be deadly if the bacteria enters the blood stream. This very sticky bacteria can travel to the heart and destroy heart valves and heart muscle.
Each skin infection increases the chance of this bacteria getting into the blood stream.
Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
Thank
Dr. Kristi Kohl
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sepsis
Any type of infection in the skin or elsewhere can enter the bloodstream. An overwhelming infection in the blood is known as sepsis.
Fever, low blood pressure, and high heart rate are some of the signs of sepsis. Untreated sepsis can result in death.

In brief: Sepsis
Any type of infection in the skin or elsewhere can enter the bloodstream. An overwhelming infection in the blood is known as sepsis.
Fever, low blood pressure, and high heart rate are some of the signs of sepsis. Untreated sepsis can result in death.
Dr. Kristi Kohl
Dr. Kristi Kohl
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
162K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors