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Complications of MRSA infection in the lungs - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Is MRSA in the lungs deadly?
Doctor :   it depends on a lot of factors
Doctor :   like the immune status of the patient
User :   82 yr old insulin depended for 30 yrs diabetic, resently diagnosed with pnemonia
Doctor :   and the susceptibility of the strain
Doctor :   ol
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   has it been confirmed that it is mrsa?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   got it while in hospital
Doctor :   treatment exists for mrsa
Doctor :   although it is difficult to treat
User :   yes but could it be deadly
Doctor :   it could be or may not be depending on the factors I mentioned
Doctor :   I cannot comment on it till I get to know the investigations
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