How is MRSA transmitted?
You might contract MRSA
Hi, thank you for using Healthcare Magic. Anybody who has had the contact you describe is susceptible to contracting MRSA. Once a patient is diagnosed with it, they are usually put on isolation restrictions to prevent such transmission. Where she has the infection may play a part in how likely you are to get it. If it were skin lesions that you touched, and you did not wash your hands afterward, it is more likely. This would be true for people without any immune system problems. Your immune system being off a little with the autoimmune disease could increase your risk. You might want to discuss with your mother's treating physicians this possibility and whether preventative antibiotics would be helpful for you to take. They would be in a better position to know what transmission risk you were exposed to, and what might be done about it. Hope this answers your query. If you have more questions, I would be happy to answer them.