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Buccaners PK Lawrence Tynes Returns Home To Treat MRSA
Bucs K Lawrence Tynes returned to his home in Kansas City where he is receiving additional treatment for MRSA, an aggressive staph infection that is resistant to most antibiotics.
Tynes' former Giants teammate, RB Brandon Jacobs, tweeted Monday that the 35-year-old kicker had received a PICC line — a peripherally inserted central catheter used when a patient is expected to get antibiotics for more than a few days.
A PICC line can remain in place for weeks or months, in some cases, and lets a patient go home from the hospital and still receive IV medications.
"Praying for my boy Lawrence Tynes. Getting a PICC line run to his heart to fight MRSA,'' Jacobs tweeted. "Thank you all so much. Lawrence is like a brother to me. He's a great dude and def(initely) a great father, so let's all pray this goes good for his family and friends.''
Dr. Douglas Holt, director of infectious diseases at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, said the antibiotic therapy could last more than a month. Holt is not treating Tynes.
Source: Tampa Bay Times
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