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Duration of MRSA colonization
Started by Researcher
Posted: June 21, 2011 at 04:20
I have been researching the duration of MRSA colonization on the internet. Many medical journals and articles in the internet say that the majority of people who are infected with MRSA or who are colonized with MRSA, the MRSA will go away in time. It might take months or many years for it to go away. There were a lot of studies done on the duration of MRSA colonization in a small sample of people. I read many articles stating that MRSA colonized people will stay colonized from just a few months to about 80 months.

Hospital admissions will have a policy that once MRSA colonized, infected or colonized, the person will always be a threat. But that goes against what is written and studied in medical journals.

I am going by what I read in the interent and their studies. So people, there is a hope that you will eventually get this superbug out of your system. One medical article stated the majority of people they studued that were MRSA colonized went away in time, spontaneously.
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Re: Duration of MRSA colonization
Reply #1 by edp
Posted: June 21, 2011 at 07:10
I know of one couple who is colonized with MRSA for more than 30 years.
I believe that once you're colonized, MRSA will be with you as long as
you live. There are times when MRSA lies dormant in your body. There are
times when you get cultured for MRSA and the result is false negative,
but in both of these instances, you are still colonized.
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Re: Duration of MRSA colonization
Reply #2 by Researcher
Posted: June 21, 2011 at 08:29
Like I said, I am going by what medical journals and medical articles state. And when they say majority of the people, that is just a percentage of people. If you run a google search on "duration of mrsa colonization" or run a google search on "half life of mrsa colonization", read what you find and report back on your findings. There are many articles written about this.

From my research,there are conflicting reports on what is the duration of conloization. Some articles state that over time, the MRSA will go away and some articles state, that it will be with you forever.

From my understanding, a person would be considered free of MRSA if three consecutive MRSA negatives show up on the culture within a specific amount of time.
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