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Trasmission of MRSA - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   HI
User :   hello
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   my dad has mrsa in his blood and i was told that i couldnt get it because it isnt in his skin
Doctor :   ok
User :   is this true becuause i am being told different things
Doctor :   what exactly do want to know about mrsa?
User :   i want to see him but he always wants a hug and a nurse told me i could get it if i touched his skin and another told me i couldnt
User :   becuase it is in his blood
Doctor :   yes you can get infected by his infection
Doctor :   yes the bacteria does appear in blood in infected induviduals
Doctor :   but normally these bacteria are found in skin of also
User :   yes they didnt notice any in his skin but it is in his blood severly
Doctor :   even in a non infected person staphylococcus bacteria are found in skin
Doctor :   in skin it just appears without causing the disease it acts as a commensal
Doctor :   but once it gains entry into blood it causes the disease

Doctor :   anything else i can help you with?
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