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Rocky Mountain spotted fever, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. What does body need?

I was dx with RMSF 09/12 and was also battling a round of MRSA at the same time.I was on antibiotocs for 3 months. I have not been the same since the RMSF. It seems to calm down for awhile and then come back full force. The last two monts now it seems to have settled in both knees and is staying there. As far as I can tell form my research this is indeed RMSF and not MRSA. What do you think. I am a runner as well and try to take very good care of my body. I know my body well.
Asked On : Thu, 10 Oct 2013
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HI,
Welcome to HCM.
Rocky mountain Spotted fever is one of the serious infections caused by small bacteria called Rickettsiae. It is one of the infections which has to be treated in the early few days for better results. The long term problems for this disease are common for patients who are hospitalized for more than 2 months. One of the common problems is neurological deficits in fingers, arms and legs. I suggest you get a neurologist opinion for the knee pain.
MRSA is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus which is a common pathogen found in hospital associated infections.
Lab tests can be done to confirm MRSA. Get in touch with your GP for guidance regarding this. Thanks.
Answered: Fri, 11 Oct 2013
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