Weird Medical Question?

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  1. Principessa

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    I have been googling for a couple of hours and I can't find out what the current mortality rate is for HA-MRSA in the United States. Does anybody know? The most current numbers I found are from 2005 and they say how many people had it not how many died from it. I need to know the death rate for adults.
     
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    Source: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Here's a sexy photo:
    http://www.aaos.org/news/aaosnow/may08/research1.asp
     
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    It's staph, and I've been hospitalized with it twice. Let me see what I can find.
     
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    I did a quick search of the CDC and NIH websites, neither of which were of any real help in quoting specific numbers. I think I might know why.

    People very rarely die from MRSA infections in and of themselves; it's much more likely that they will die of:

    In effect, they die of blood poisoning, pneumonia and heart failure.

    Source: same Wikipedia as quoted above.
     
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    Yeah, I changed my search terms and delved further into the CDC site. I found pretty much the same info.:frown1::frown1:

    Infection Control in Dialysis Settings

    68 slides:

    Slide #4 - 23% of those who get MRSA in a dialysis setting die. :frown1:

    Slide #7 - Cause-specific hospitalization rates among hemodialysis patients, 2004-05:
    •Vascular access infection = 132 admissions / 1000 pt-yrs
    •Bloodstream infection = 102 admissions / 1000 pt-yrs
    •Pneumonia = 86.3 admissions / 1000 pt-yrs

    Since 1993, rates have increased for:
    Bloodstream infection (+29%)
    Cellulitis (+24%)
    Pneumonia (+19%)
     
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    I had it in my foot. They cut out the infection and I was on IV antibiotics for 2 weeks. It is very very very very rare to die of it, which is why there are probably not too many statistics. It generally is seen as a skin infection. It eats the flesh and spreads quick. I could have lost a toe if I waited another day or two.
     
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    I didn't think it became necrotic that quickly! :yikes: :frown1:

    It's actually not that rare to die from it. :frown1::mad: As a matter of fact between 1999 and 2005 the rate of people who got HA-MRSA and CA-MRSA has more than doubled nationwide. Consequently the death rate has increased as well. Also, there is no ICD-9 code for death by MRSA so they have to use a staph aureus related code instead.

     
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