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Side effects of MRSA before treatment
Oct 1, 2005

Are there any possible side effects of this condition before treatment is administered such as, fatigue.

Response from Dr. Conway

Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterial infection usually beginning in the skin, but it can spread to any part of the body, including the bloodstream. As such, it can lead to many different kinds of symptoms, including fatigue. If this is the case, it almost always needs to be treated. There are limited options for treatment, as it is often quite resistant to most antibiotics and the main medication that must be used (vancomycin) is only available intravenously. It is therefore quite important that you discuss with your doctor whether you have a systemic MRSA infection and whether it is causing you symptoms so that you can establish what your treatment options are as soon as possible.

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