People with MSA may not show the normal signs of infection that you would expect to see. This is due to autonomic failure caused by MSA. Because of this you need to be more aware of treating any infections as early as possible. MSA doesn’t change rapidly; it changes over months and years. So, if you notice that you or the person with MSA you are caring for, suddenly deteriorates over a matter of days, always assume they have an infection. This could be a chest or urine infection and it’ important to see a GP as soon as possible for antibiotic treatment.
For further information about infections please contact our MSA Nurse Specialists who will be able to answer any questions or queries you have. Their contact details can be found here.