MRSA Infection Causes Multi-System Organ Failure in Teen Boy


A type of staph germ called MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) does not respond to the typical antibiotics that cure most staph infection. MRSA can enter the body through a cut or abrasion and can effect organs such as the lungs, heart or the brain, and can enter bone, joints or blood.

In this video, the parents of Isaiah Cannon describe how their teenage son survived a powerful MRSA infection, thanks to the coordinated care of pediatric intensive care experts at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital. Isaiah spent 59 days in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and an additional 20 days at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute.

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