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« on: January 03, 2017, 09:18:03 PM »

i was in the hospitol
back in september
which i had a bactral infection
call c-deff
and i was on anitibiotics
from that

well resently
within the last week
i notice  a infected bump
by my left breast
first i thought
it was a a calcuim deposit
for i have them
on my legs for years
then i thought a spider bite
then  i totally felt  a calcuim deposit
my reg doc sent me
over to see the surgeion
and he drain it.. as it was a puss pocket
he ran a culture
and left a message stating
it was marsa....
while i was in the hospitol
in september they said something about
marsa but never said i had it
how on earth did i get this now
and how long does it take
for it to actually show up

and is c-deff a form of marsa
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2017, 04:43:54 AM »


I don't know the technical name for mersa.  It is a bug that is very resistant to treatment.  I did NOT say that it cannot be treated, only that treatment must follow strict guidelines and for a much longer time than many standard infections.

Now that it has been identified they will begin the correct antibiotic.

Follow Dr's order carefully.  You do not want to extend this, nor spread it to anyone else.

Mersa is easily transferred from one patient to another.  Most likely by the simple touch of a person in contact with an infectious patient or something that patient had very recently touched.
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2017, 04:46:36 AM »


Many hospitalls used to take a nasal swab upon admission testing for mersa.

Swabs were repeated upon discharge.

I don't know why but IIRC the VA has stopped doing one of these.  I think that is a mistake that should be corrected.
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2017, 05:05:45 AM »

Many foreign dialysis centers ask for a MRSA test.  Its always been a pain to get the MRSA test, in the end i usually have to go to a lab in the hospital.  None of the commercial labs will do the swab tests in their facilities. If I was going to a doctor frequently I probably could get it done in the DRs office. They obviously are much more worried about it in other countries as compared to the US.
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2017, 05:37:52 AM »

At my dialysis center everyone gets swabbed for MERSA quarterly (I believe) - both in-center and home patients.
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2017, 07:13:51 AM »

It's generally referred to as MRSA and stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mrsa/basics/definition/con-20024479
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2017, 12:04:01 PM »

We are swabbed for MRSA and VRE every six months, and after being in hospital out of province.  I usually have it done before and after I go on vacation too, before I go because the dialysis center I'll be visiting wants it, and coming back because my home dialysis center wants it. *G*

When I was in the hospital, back in 2013 (I think, my brain doesn't judge time that well anymore. Old age setting in? *L*) to have my gallbladder removed, I was exposed to MRSA because the room I was in wasn't properly cleaned after the last patient was discharged.  The swab that had been done on her didn't come back until after she'd gone home.  I was incredibly angry about this, and I figured my days of traveling were over.  It took a couple of weeks and many negative swabs, but I was deemed free of MRSA.  I'm still not impressed with the hospital, and the sad part is, that my dialysis unit is in that hospital.
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