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What happens when a person cannot get rid of a Staph infection (MRSA)?

I am not sure if I understood this correctly: the doctors said they were going to remove the infection surgically so that it wouldn't infect the bones. Could they end up having to remove a whole limb? Could this person die?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:53 AM on May. 17, 2009 in Health

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  • Also, should I keep my kids away? This person is their grandpa.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:55 AM on May. 17, 2009

  • It depends how bad it is...I worked in a nursing home, and one of our residents got MRSA after a long stay in the hospital from being sick, and she passed away about a month after she got it. It happened to two of them. I don't know exactly, but I know if it gets too far, it can end in death. I hope Grandpa gets better, I would be careful with the kids, maybe get some of the masks that the nurses wear.

    Answer by lynnseyfaye at 12:57 AM on May. 17, 2009

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