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Chronic infection---need help NOW!!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 16, 2009
  • 10:44 PM

My husband is 34 years old and has been suffering with recurring infections (abcesses/cellulitis) in his leg, foot and hand for the last 7 months. He's been hospitalized 4 times (once for sepsis). He's been put on IV antibiotics (even vancomycin) as well as several varieties of oral antibiotics. Within 2-3 weeks of ending each round of antibiotics another abcess forms. Some have required major surgery to drain. He hasn't been able to work more than a day or two a month since July 2008. The bacteria they keep finding in the abcesses should easily be killed by his immune system (not MRSA). The infectious disease specialist said it's got to be an immune disorder but didn't know more than that. We have no diagnosis or prognosis. Please offer any ideas for prevention/treatment or type of physicians to see.

NOTE: he has been tested for HIV and was negative

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