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MRSA? No MRSA? Culture Came Back
« on: February 05, 2014, 09:08:27 AM »
I had been on antibiotics for a diverticulitis flare up and while on the meds, I got a skin abscess. The abscess was swollen and red and then had cellulitis around it. I went to the ER and they lanced and drained it and took a culture but said it was probably MRSA, which had me in an HA tailspin of worry.

They called yesterday and said there was no growth. Nothing. Negative culture for MRSA.

Could the antibiotics I was on made the abscess culture come back negative when it really was positive? The ER doc knew I was on antibiotics and said that antibiotics don't penetrate the abscess well so they usually need to be lanced.

Help me to put this to bed. Thanks.
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