Question: Can a person with HA-MRSA spread the infection to a family member who comes home from kidney transplantation?
Answer: MRSA is a specific strain. It is has two sub-types based on the origins of the infection. Hospital-acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA) is found in hospitalized individuals and in those who have had recent surgery or have been in a hospital or other health-care facility (e.g., rehabilitation or long-term care facilities) within a year prior to developing infection. Community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) is found in relatively healthy individuals who have not recently been in a health-care facility. Infection spreads within the community among individuals who share personal items (e.g., drinking glasses, utensils, towels, razors) or sports equipment, or who are enclosed for extended periods within the same physical space (e.g., schools or daycare facilities).
Kidney transplant patients have low immunity because they have to take immune suppressant agents. They are more likely to be attacked by bacteria, and get infections. You should consult your doctors for a good health care for kidney transplant patients.
I recommend patients to take Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM), because they are natural and can repair the damaged renal tissues. Based on them, we innovated several therapies which have been used in our hospital for almost 30 years. They are very helpful for those who have dialysis or kidney transplant. As long as the kidney function can be enhanced, all symptoms can be completely controlled and patients can live a normal life as others. If you are interested in our therapies, you can leave a message to get more information.