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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

MRSA on the Lung

07/26/2010

Question:

I have been told that I have MERSA on my lung. Can it be cured?

Answer:

Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacteria that can cause serious pneumonia in certain patients. Other people may have the bacteria isolated from cultures and not notice any symptoms.

It can be treated with antibiotics but your doctor would have to determine if you need antibiotics and which ones. We have a page on MRSA infections on netwellness that may be of help to you:

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

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Response by:

Karen L Wood, MD Karen L Wood, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University