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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Can MRSA get in the blood stream?


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April 04, 2008 7:45PM

Yes, when this occurs it is called bactericemia (refers to simply the presence of the bacteria in the blood). This can lead to septacemia which is a life threatening condition and should be treated immediately. I apologize. The condition of having the bacteria in the blood is "bacteraemia". I incorrectly said bacteriacemia.