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How long after exposure to MRSA do symptoms appear?

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How long after exposure to MRSA do symptoms appear?
Posted Sun, 13 Oct 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Manjeth Kumar G 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Depends on immunity, bacterial load, site of infection

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Most healthy people have strong immune systems and are able to fight off a MRSA infection themselves and have only mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.

However, people with weakened immune systems can develop more serious problems in different times depends on their immunity status. In more vulnerable people, MRSA bacteria have been known to cause boils, abscesses, impetigo, septic wounds, heart-valve problems and Staphylococcus aureus infections.

There is no major difference between Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA except the above said resistance.

MRSA used to cause symptoms with in 48 hours of infection. With in 2 or 3 days it becomes resistant to all antibiotics.

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