Can Mrsa Cause Stroke?


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MRSA can cause cause strokes, although, occurrences of strokes in those with MRSA are extremely rare. However, it is not the MSRA that directly causes a stroke as I'll explain below.

The MRSA bacterial infection can cause damage throughout the body as the infection spreads. One of these infections, endocarditis, causes damage to the heart, and such damage if left unchecked can cause a stroke.

The more common symptoms of MRSA include:

  • Sores and blisters on the skin
  • Fever and sickness
  • Skin infection
  • Skin discoloration 
  • Lung infections
  • Heart failure
  • Joint swelling and pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Infections in other parts of the body

Although MRSA is caused by a bacteria which is resistant to antibiotics, it can still be treated. The symptoms can also be addressed individually, and potentially prevent others, such as a stroke, from occurring.

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