Asked in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
Can MRSA get in the blood stream?
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.