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Is it possible that a slight case of MRSA could cause

permanent weakness in the legs JA...
Is it possible that a slight case of MRSA could cause permanent weakness in the legs
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: No but two years ago I was hospitalized for a week with pneumonia. I was
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: in isolation because of MRSA. After months of physical therapy I still have to use a rollator walker to get around. I just thought today about the MRSA incident and wondered if it affected my miobility
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What is your age and gender?

Were any investigations done for the weakness in the lower limbs?

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Customer reply replied 21 days ago
I am 96 yr old female. There was no investigation. I also have heart disease and kidney disease
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MRSA is rare to cause weakness in limbs.

You need following to investigate the persistent weakness;

1) MRI of the spine.

2) Electromyography

3) Nerve conduction velocity study

4 Creatinine kinase a muscle enzyme.

You may consider following also;

1) Recurring episodes of weakness should raise the question of periodic paralysis.

2) Weakness exacerbated by effort and relieved by rest is characteristic of myasthenia gravis.

3) Proximal muscle weakness suggests a myopathy, whereas distal muscle weakness is more consistent with a peripheral neuropathy or pyramidal tract disorder. Myopathy would be detected by a blood test creatinine kinase.

4) Recurring episodes of apprehension, tremulousness, and palpitations are seen with generalized anxiety.

5) Weakness or fatigue that occur only after work, fasting, or insufficient sleep are most likely explained by normal physiologic mechanisms.

6) All prescription and over-the-counter medications should be considered. Frequently used medications such as antihypertensives, sedative-hypnotics, antidepressants, tranquilizers, and antihistamines are common causes of fatigue.

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