Hospitals around the world have concurrently reported a dramatic spike in the incidence & virulence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus since 2000. In the United States in particular, ‘ Since 2000, several reports have documented the presence of MRSA infections in previously unaffected outpatient populations…a dramatic shift in the microbial flora of soft tissue infections has occurred recently in the United States. Popovich et al. in 2008 reported data from 2000-2006 in Chicago’s Stroger Hospital/Rush University Medical Center that showed a stable rate of hospital acquired strains of MRSA infections, but a rapidly increasing rate of community acquired strains of MRSA seen in the hospital from 24% between January 2000 and June 2003 to 49% between July 2003 and December 2006. ‘
Help I have a friend who is a gym goer Im not sure of his quantity or how long he has been taking steroids, but stopped recently because he had really bad neck pain. No dr or scan, ultrasound etc showed anything. Put on huge pain killer amounts didnt help alot but felt after about six weeks some relief. Until today when he thinks a prior knee issue has flared up. If this a result of steroid abuse how long before it heals? Im pretty sure he wont touch them again. He can handle all over aches and pains but these last two injuries have had him off work.