In their most recent research paper, scientists have found that unique breast cancer drug kills most dangerous superbugs. Tamoxifen is the most-prescribed medicine for breast cancer.
The drug blocks estrogen in the breast tissue and it is used to treat advanced stages of breast cancer, including metastatic cancer.
Dr Victor Nizet, professor of medicine and pharmacy and author of this study claims that Tamoxifen boosts the immune system helping the body to fight against self suicide cancer cells.
Scientists from San-Diego University of California studied Tamoxifen effect on Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on humans and discovered that this breast cancer drug kills cancer, regulating the blood cells in a more positive way.
The drug was tested on mice and it has shown infallible and very helpful results: 35 percent of the mice survived five days after the treatment.
MRSA is one of the most harmful bacterium which affects almost 5000 humans each year in US, developing life threatening infections of the respiratory tract, intravenous catheters and urinary tract, causing fever and skin infections. Its antibiotic resistance makes it hard to treat.
Doctors have been searching for a powerful treatment for decades but it seems that they have found a solution now: the paper was presented in in Nature Communications Journal and it could easily revolutionize the medical world.
Symptoms include headache, muscle ache, fever, fatigue, chest pains, shortness of breath, skin infections, boils or pimples, rash , general ill feeling, malaise, dizziness, confusion, wounds that do not heal, cough and chest pains.
The disease is contagious and it is spread by direct skin to skin contact with the ill person.
Antibiotics like oxacillin, penicilin, meticillin and amoxicillin are useless for MRSA treatment due to its bactericidal resistance.
US Centers for Prevention and Disease Control evaluated the received data and stated that one in three human beings bear Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the their nose without having any particular symptom. They also stated that two in one hundred individuals get sick because of MRSA.
Daniel Fells is a 32 years old American football player from New York Giants. He has been diagnosed with MRSA on October 2, 2015, when he arrived at the emergency room and he has had five interventions on his foot, being in danger of loosing it.
Doctors think that the infection might spread into the blood, causing septicemia, which it could be fatal and life threatening.
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