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Biopsy found Kerotosis then Impetigo
Posted by Michelle
Last Reply July 8, 2011 at 23:55
Started July 8, 2011 at 17:09

I am 30 years of age. I developed this irritating little growth on my skin. Yes, I did what I shouldn't have done and I picked at it. I went to a dermatologist who biopsied it.

The growth is benign. Keratosis. But then the pathologist also found impetigo.

I am not concerned about the benign growth, now I am concerned about the impetigo, I assume, secondary to scratching the growth.

1. How can a biopsy show impetigo on a tissue?
2. Can the pathologist confirm what kind of bacteria is causing the impetigo?

My concern is I have MRSA Impetigo. Is that possible? Would the pathologist be able to rule that out while looking at the specimen if he can already see the impetigo under the microscope?


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Surgery's Dirty Secrets
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply July 5, 2011
Started July 5, 2011
If anybody missed this .......

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health and safety at work and mrsa
Posted by gordon downing
Last Reply July 1, 2011 at 17:55
Started April 5, 2005 at 09:51
i am the unison health and safety officer for shetland health branch of unison, i have just started my h&s 3 course. part of the course work is a project, i have decided to cover mrsa, and the risk involved to patients and staff. and help/information would be greatly appreciated. many thanks. gordon downing.

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Newly diagnosed with MRSA
Posted by Tiffany
Last Reply June 30, 2011 at 09:45
Started June 30, 2011 at 09:45
It seems unbelievably surreal that I was diagnosed with MRSA. Im petrified. I contracted it from a hospital after a very long awaited tummy tuck. I was immediately admitted to my PCP's hospital after my PS telling me I was fine, (through medical staff and not actually seeing me himself). I developed cellulitis in the incision and was hospitalized for 3 days on vancomycin and sent home with doxyxcylin. I dont like the side effects and I am getting pain in my lower back, Im not sure if I should go back to the hospital as of now becasue it seems to feel like a revolving door.. Unsure what to do.. Help!!

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Nurse who has MRSA
Posted by lindy
Last Reply June 23, 2011 at 20:04
Started July 13, 2007 at 10:26
I work in a nursing home as a Registered Nurse. When I started working in the Nursing Home, I was notified that there were a few clients that had MRSA in their wounds. I have always washed my hands before putting gloves and apron on and I wash my hand after treating clients wounds.

6 weeks ago, my ankles became very swollen and inflamed and a few days later I had a cough and flu like symptoms. My Gp prescribed Amoxicillin for a chest infection, but because chest infection had not cleared after course of antibiotics were completed, I was prescribed Oxytetracycline. On the 3rd week I telephoned Gp and was given an appointment. He prescribed Cefuroxime. I expressed concern in regards to maybe contracting MRSA in chest / lungs and was told this was highly unlikely, but Gp took bloods and sputum sample to rule MRSA out. I was not surprised when Gp telephoned me at home and told me, MRSA was found in my sputum. Gp has now prescribed Trimethoprim & Sodium Fusidate and t... read more

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Posted by Mrs. Eddleman
Last Reply June 23, 2011 at 01:02
Started July 4, 2005 at 04:20
Does anyone know if you can contract MRSA
from a swimming pool OR if someone who is infected with MRSA should be in swimming pool?

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MRSA Court Case
Posted by jan.robbins
Last Reply June 15, 2011 at 11:35
Started June 13, 2011 at 11:48

You may recall the coverage around a month ago on conglomerate 3M's
negligence in developing the MRSA detecting drug, BacLite. Many lives
could have been saved if this drug had been developed correctly. The
case is now going to court and hearings are being held in London this
week and next. Article covering the details:

Court 80
First Avenue House
42-49 High Holborn

Court case is Friday, Monday. If you are interested in attending - the
case would do well with victim support, and would like to get yourself
and others involved, please reply to the thread and I will pass on any
further details required.

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Fairfield/pennine trust at fault again
Posted by Bev
Last Reply June 10, 2011 at 22:37
Started February 3, 2006 at 08:48
headline news this morning Fairifeld strikes again ~ 1,053 cardiac patients misdiagnosed ~ North Manchester Hospital/Pennine trust 3 breast cancer patients wrongly cleared of Breast Cancer ~ Trafford General/Pennine trust 22 patients wrongly cleared of breast cancer

i have a vested interest in this trust as this is the trust that wrongly diagnosed my mum, then made several clinical errors which led to her contracting MRSA and subsequently dying from it ~ in her notes i have this week alone discovered that they also missed several other things ~ i am waiting for them to get back to me re a meeting which the HCC has now highly recommendeed they have

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Ear Infection MRSA
Posted by Lynsey
Last Reply June 10, 2011
Started May 31, 2011 at 16:37
Hi folks

my dad has had a major ear infection for months now. He was first perscribed anitbiotics (and a swab was taken) for the infection - which did not get any better, so while at a rountine hospital visit (for other aliments) he spoke to a doctor about his ear. They then perscribed him another medication to spray into his ear. Once the first spray went in he recalled a huge stinging feeling occurring, but persisted with the pain of the treatment as he thought it would make him better.

After using the spray for 5 days he took it to his doctor because it was causing him so much pain to use, and not making a difference to his ear. The doctor then proceeded to tell my dad that he was wrongly perscribed athletes foot spray that he was made put into his ear!!!!

As it this was not shocking enough, my dad then had to remind the doctor that a swab had been taken of his ear weeks beofre (when he had his first antibiotics) and requested the doctor get the results. The doctor then ... read more

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nerve damage
Posted by john
Last Reply June 8, 2011 at 12:21
Started January 22, 2007 at 23:21
hi, got mrsa 4years ago,after op on back,have not got mrsa now,but take 120 painkillers a week, which 20 are morhine i am always fatigued and the tiredness is hell,i want to know can mrsa damage nerves i am told i will not work anymore is this normal.

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Symptoms of MRSA/Life Long Conditon?
Posted by Tracy Allman
Last Reply June 3, 2011 at 21:58
Started March 25, 2005 at 17:10
My father is a regular visitor to hospital due to a heart condition and COPD(lung disease). He was admitted to hospital 2 days ago with breathing difficulties, however, today (25/03/05) we have been informed they have identified MRSA bug in his blood. He his been moved to a side room, but at the moment he has no symptoms of illness e.g. temperature and appears quiet well. Could anyone tell me what symptom's we have to look out for and what the future holds with this bug, does is remain in your system for the remainder of the person's life? Many thanks Tracy Allman

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Edwina says it it is .
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply May 29, 2011
Started May 29, 2011

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MRSA Not Geographically Contained
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply May 27, 2011
Started June 30, 2006 at 15:13
Thank you for the opportunity to share my situation, for what it’s worth. I was exceedingly relieved to find this forum, yet in reading through, I must admit I’m exhausted to my very core. Please~~~ do not allow this important mode of communication to shatter. Those who have had first hand experiences and are sharing important information about MRSA, you are in some cases perhaps the only ones another may have to lean on who understands the complexity of this invader. Indulging those whose lack of experience and understanding renders them incapable of comprehension concerning the very real magnitude of this most often fatal disease, is to no avail and we already know it becomes only hollow arbitration falling on deaf ears benefiting no one. The real message IS the life experience of those who suffer, and when I say those... it is meant toward those who love and are/were loved by them.

The elder who said “bravery stands in the light” is most correct. I do not hesitate as se... read more

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Hydrotherapy Pools
Posted by Aoife Langton
Last Reply May 26, 2011 at 22:33
Started April 11, 2006 at 18:13
Just wondering if anybody has any guidelines on MRSA and hydrotherapy (physiotherapy in water) pools. Do hydrotherapy pools allow patients with MRSA entry into such pools?

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Posted by noah
Last Reply May 26, 2011 at 01:13
Started May 26, 2011 at 01:13
can i receive compensation from the marine corps if i was infected with mrsa?

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Do you think I might have MRSA?
Posted by Ashley
Last Reply May 22, 2011 at 17:36
Started May 22, 2011 at 17:32
I'm overweight and get these annoying reoccurring boils on my butt. I always assumed they were from being fat but I've lost a lot of weight and they are not going away. Sometimes they're big or small, can be popped and aren't usually painful. I don't have any other symptoms and they don't turn into pussy open sores, just bumps with pus or blood in them and then they turn into bruise-like scars. It might just be a skin issue like HS but I am a little bit worried.

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mrsa bug whats the symptons
Posted by Doreen
Last Reply May 19, 2011 at 19:38
Started February 20, 2007 at 12:32
Hi my mum died of the mrsa bug in 2004 she went into hospital suffering from a chest infection and was getting better the doctors said they were going to release her. We went up to see her and she was looking great she was always the life and soul of the ward and kept the other patients laughing. A couple of days later we went to see her she was very quiet very weak not like her at all and they were still goin to let her out of hosp my sister and I demanded that they didn't because she wasn't right. Next day they told us she had the bug she was moved into isolation. She went from being life and soul very bubbly person to this quiet and depressed person total change of personality she did suffer with pain and not being able to eat she passed away a week later and doctors did not put mrsa as cos of death they put down bronchial pneomonia we didn't do anything at the time because we were so upset now we are sorry has any1 else got similar stories.


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Phage therapy
Posted by Caro
Last Reply May 19, 2011
Started May 13, 2011 at 17:57
Hi everyone I am a sufferer as well the same as my two lil ones it's like there turning us into zombies or something. Anyway's spread the word about phages therapy. It's a virus that eats bacteria and it does work on MRSA but it is not being used here only for farm animals. Please spread the word to your governments about it if everyone fight as a team we can get somewhere . Don't ever give up your battle on this. Ever. Look up phages and David suzuki the activist for the environment does a special about this. Phages. Maybe we can win without antibiotics even in the picture. We can't wait around we will die,we need to fight this together. Let's all come up with a plan and get this noticed.

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MRSA and Allicin or Phenomenal Water
Posted by Carly
Last Reply May 18, 2011 at 22:19
Started May 18, 2011 at 22:19
Okay so my daughter and I have both had MRSA now, her 2x and me one that required
surgery to remove the abcess... I feel like this will never end, and that the antibiotics
only make this stronger. Has anyone on here used Allicin from one of the handful of
makers out there or the Phenomenal Water ( I am desperate as we've
both had to get cut open for this nasty bug. We use Manuka Honey when we can when
its a topical sore. I just noticed that she has a spot on her butt and it feels deep in
the skin this time... we've been on the Allicin now for 2 months. Any help is GREATLY

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Need some help and opinions. ..
Posted by Cathie
Last Reply May 18, 2011 at 15:55
Started April 1, 2011 at 07:37
Scenario 11
You are a SPN working with a 46 year old male client on a busy medical-surgical unit. He was admitted with an MRSA infected foot wound that required surgery and daily dressing changes. He is a known IV drug abuser, is also hepatitis C+ and is homeless. Normally, clients with this problem are sent home once the wound is stable for home care dressing changes and then come into outpatients to continue their IV antibiotic treatments. Because he is homeless, he is given a private room so he can be on isolation for the MRSA and to continue to receive his medications. As a patient, he is demanding, gets angry and verbally abusive at the nurses, complains about the food and the service and abuses the isolation protocol by leaving his room unprotected and going outside for a smoke. However, it is known that IV drug abusers admitted to hospital frequently meet their dealers in the parking lot to obtain and do drugs. This is very convenient for him as he has IV access line in plac... read more

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