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Q. Kindly tell me whether my throat swab shows MRSA infection.

Answered by
Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on May 21, 2019

Hello doctor,

Is my throat swab wrong? Do I have MRSA? There is lymph node swelling and cobblestone appearance from 5 to 6 months. Tried different antibiotics but were not helpful.

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

It is not MRSA at all. It is a staphylococcal infection (attachment removed to protect ptient identity).

Thank you doctor,

I have super bug of straphylococcus similar to MRSA because it is resistance to Tetracycline, Doxycycline. Why it is resistant to these antibiotics? Also I have not used these drugs.

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Hi,

Welcome back to iclniq.com.

Every type of organism is devided into many strains. Each strain is resistant to some antibiotics and sensitive to other antibiotics. You get infected by a strain which is already resistant to Tetracycline. Whatever you have taken, Tetracycline or not, just begin treatment with the proper antibiotics. Do not panic.


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