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vaginal mrsa
Started by sandra burkett
Posted: April 28, 2005 at 23:08
swab taken, identified isolated growth mrsa. 2nd swab showed heavy growth. gp stated had not come across this before. please could you confirm treatments, prognosis and causes thankyo
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Reply #1 by may
Posted: April 28, 2005 at 23:55
So sorry. Look at Catheta as cause if infection if used.
May
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Reply #2 by may
Posted: April 29, 2005
So sorry. Look at Catheta as cause if infection if used.
May
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Reply #3 by Kieran Murphy
Posted: June 1, 2005 at 12:43
I am a GP and have a pateint with vaginal MRSA. I have discussed it with a range of clinical colleagues but no-one has any real answers. This lady has a vaginal ring pessary in place which I am sure is exacerbating the situation but she cannot really do without it. Any ideas anyone?
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Reply #4 by Bev
Posted: June 1, 2005 at 13:39
i am astounded to find a GP asking if anyone has ideas !!! and very concerned..do you not have medical councils and health boards where you could glean the information from !!
i am sorry and i mean no disrespect but hell if a GP does not know the answers then how an earth do we job public cope with ever rising problems ?
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Reply #5 by moya
Posted: June 1, 2005 at 13:46
Bev I have to agree what hope have we got when the Dr's now turn to us . I suggest that the G.P gets in touch with the DOH and patricia Hewitt who would love to hear his plight.
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Reply #6 by alan
Posted: June 1, 2005 at 14:05
Kieran - Betadine pessaries
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Reply #7 by Bev
Posted: June 1, 2005 at 14:12
betadine ??? i realise from experience that this ointment is used for bacterial-sporicidal -fungicidal and virucidal treatments but against MRSA ??
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Reply #8 by Ruth Wollacott
Posted: June 1, 2005 at 14:18
I do not wish to be disrespectful but being totally cynical it now becomes more clear why MRSA is the patients' and visitors' responsibility; we have not been furnishing the qualified medical professionals with the correct information. Lord Warner suggested on GMTV that my son's contraction of MRSA could have been introduced by means of the titanium pins used during his surgery being unsterile. Could an unsterile vagina ring have been the cause of infection in this lady?


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Reply #9 by alan
Posted: June 1, 2005 at 14:23
no - they are pre-packed sterile products. Vaginal mrsa comes off the perineal skin after it has been touched. Betadine will kill it stone dead, mrsa is a type of bacteria after all.
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Reply #10 by bev
Posted: June 1, 2005 at 15:22
in that case why is'nt betadine used for all MRSA infection wounds ???????????
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Reply #11 by Ruth Wollacott
Posted: June 1, 2005 at 15:39
The implication of #9 is "MRSA is [only] a type of bacteria after all" and therefore easily treatable. It is surprising that it is so difficult to deal with if that is actually the case.
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Reply #12 by alan
Posted: June 1, 2005 at 15:47
Bev: there are many iodine based dressings that are indeed used for mrsa infected wounds

Ruth: it can only be used where no tissue penetration is needed, so can't be used for serious, invasive, disease
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Reply #13 by Bev
Posted: June 1, 2005 at 16:05
iodosorb ?? and forgive me seemingly coming over as dense but if many iodine based dressings are used for treating MRSA infected wounds then why are there then so many fatalities from MRSA and so many more being left crippled by it
would you not mean that some strains of MRSA wound infections are treated by iodine based dressings

you mentioned no tissue penetration needed surely a wound is already tissue penetrated by defination of wound - broken skin - break down of skin - infection of skin is a break down in the tissue ??

could i respectfully ask how you know this information ?
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Reply #14 by alan
Posted: June 1, 2005 at 16:28
Bev - Q1. they are used supplementary to actual antibiotics if a deeper infection is present. If the mrsa is on the surface (including a broken surface) the iodine can reach it.
Q2. professionally
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Reply #15 by Bev
Posted: June 1, 2005 at 16:36
thankyou

would that mean then if i had an open wound but came into contact with someone suffering from MRSA then i would be better armed with putting betadine or iodosorb on my wound to prevent contracting MRSA ???
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Reply #16 by Phip
Posted: June 1, 2005 at 16:59
At risk of being expelled from the Hoots.....I have downloaded the info Andrew Platt sent. His blurb suggests that Prontoderm would do the job. Maybe this unfortumate lady could be treated to a free sample from Mr Platt and we can then have some feedback from Joe Public rather than just the lab testings that we have thus far?
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Reply #17 by Denise
Posted: June 2, 2005 at 01:10
Kieran - There is a great website from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. They have an interactive question and answer forum for doctors only. (You can read the questions and answers as a layperson, but you can only ask questions if you are a doctor. I want to commend you for searching all resources to find out about your patient's problem. I wish the surgeon who operated on my children were as concerned with their health.
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Reply #18 by rosie
Posted: May 24, 2006
coil had to be taken out as had moved.coil tested positive for mrsa.work in hospital .how do i get rid of bug.
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Reply #19 by Pat
Posted: June 2, 2006 at 11:09
Hi My partner had a plate fitted inhis leg 11/1/06 since then he has had an abces removed and has been on anti-biotics since. Now he had a central line fitted and is having 1.2gram of Augumentin 3 times a day administered. could it be he has MRSA no one is saying?????
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