How does MRSA progress? Photos taken over 14 months
The following photo series shows how MRSA progressed for one patient over a 14 month period. The photos below are from the same female patient who caught a MRSA infection after plastic surgery for a tummy tuck. The scarring around the belly button are the result of the man-made navel. The patient’s wounds did not heal and she caught MRSA.
To date no conventional treatment has worked to heal the open wound. The patient is not responding to any antibiotics or medications. After extensive testing, doctors cannot come up with an underlying cause for this infection.
MRSA progression after plastic surgery
MRSA under the navel. The infection happened as a complication 2 years after cosmetic breast reduction surgery. The patient’s wounds did not heal properly and then she caught the MRSA superbug. This photo was taken on 12-30-2007.
The scars around the man-made navel are visible at top. Between the wounds a hollow tunnel of infection is visible under the skin, to be opened at a later date. This patient is being treated at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. As of the time of the photo, no treatments have been successful in closing the open wounds. This photo was taken 1-29-2008 and the doctors cannot identify the infection’s cause.
No treatments have yet worked to close or heal the open wound on this patient. This photo was taken on 2-5-2008.
This photo was taken nearly a year after the preceding image. The infection is still active and the wounds were not healed. The infection still did not respond to medications.
MRSA after abdominal surgery. The incision split open three months after the surgery. Photo dated 2-28-2009.
Answers and solutions
MRSA and Staph often don’t respond to antibiotic treatment. There are many options beyond antibiotics that are just effective if not more so. Be sure to educate yourself about different options available to you. You can check out our treatments section that covers both antibiotic and natural medicine approaches. We’ve also found there are 3 steps people need to take to have the best outcome with their infection.