MRSA infections understood to permanently compromise the lymphatic system

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In new research, MRSA infections in the soft tissue or skin – such as cellulitis – have been understood to permanently compromise the lymphatic system. A team from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH; MA, USA) revealed that MRSA infections compromise lymphatic function by impairing the ability of lymphatic vessels to pump fluid to lymph nodes in mice, which may contribute to the frequent recurrences of MRSA infection observed in patients.
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