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MRSA & the Lungs...

07/05/2011

Question:

Am about to have a CT, with & without, since a 3cm round mass was seen on chest xray. Had pneumonia over the winter, and am constantly battling mrsa. Can MRSA become encapsulated in the lung? I was a long time getting over the pneumonia and then these allergy/asthma syptoms cropped up & caused the xray.

Thank you!

Answer:

Any infection, including MRSA, can appear round and simulate a 3cm mass in the lung on a chest x-ray. The CT should help clarify the concern. Good Luck!

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Response by:

Jeff E Weiland, MD Jeff E Weiland, MD
Associate Professor - Clinical
OSU Asthma Center
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University