staphyloccocus aureus
My 5-moth-old son has cystic fibrosis and my aunt was infected with Staphylococcus aureus during a hospital stay several years ago. Today my aunt is a carrier of Staphylococcus aureus in wounds, spots... Can my son visit her or is it too contagious? how does this bacteria transmit? Can they be ...
Risk of spreading MRSA
Hi, I've been diagnosed culturing MRSA and I want to ask about the risk of transmitting it to my girlfriend (non cf) through kissing and other intimate contact. Shall I stop those things or it's not so possible for healthy non cf people to get MRSA in their lungs? What shall I pay attention to to ...
MRSA findings
Hello, I have been MRSA positive since 2010 but it is not harmful in my case. After two eradication attempts with Vancomycin (oral) which did not show any effect the bacteria has not been treated anymore. I never had an i.v., and swabs of skin and nose were never taken in my CF center either; ...
Grouping MRSA positive patients together in the hospital
Hello, Due to outpatient surgery not related to my CF, I was supposed to be separated from other patients and be prepared in an isolation room of a ward. There was another MRSA patient in that room. According to the nurse, “nothing could happen,” since that patient only had the MRSA in ...
Cystic fibrosis and veterinary practice/clinic (infection)
Hello, Can it be recommended for a CF patient to work in a veterinary practice? A friend of mine is opening a practice and would like to employ me on an hourly basis to answer the phone. Unfortunately, the reception desk is located pretty central. Is the risk of being infected with MRSA very ...
How do we get rid of MRSA?
Our daughter, one year old, CF, has been MRSA positive on and off (sometimes negative, but immediately after positive again) since a hospital stay about six months ago. My husband and I are MRSA negative. When my daughter was initially colonized, she was diagnosed with MRSA-induced pneumonia. ...
Can I get an injection into the joint if I had MRSA in the nose until recently but am clean now?
Life span of germs
Dear experts, My boyfriend is a physiotherapist who also treats CF patients, and we are now wondering how long MRSA or Burkholderia cepacia can survive in a (healthy) lung in case he catches one of those two germs? We are afraid he could transmit the germs onto me. Kind regards.
antibiotic treatment
My son (25 years) is colonized by Staphylococcus aureus R (MRSA), Alcaligenes xylosoxidans, Aspergillus fumigatus. He has IV treatments over and over, the germs have become resistant to antibiotics. The Zyvoxid (Linezolide), is no longer effective. Can we hope that former antibiotics would become ...
MRSA – a danger for asthmatics?
I have CF and am colonised with MRSA (sputum findings) since [time specification is missing]. After weighing possible damages and benefits by my CF centre, MRSA is not treated in my case. My new boyfriend [could also mean just: friend] is suffering from asthma since childhood. Is the germ a ...
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