My 69 year old husband (MRSA +ve noted on hospital routine rectal swab) who had been in excellent health other than an infrequent, harsh,dry cough for the past year, acquired pneumonia
10 weeks ago. Chest xray showed right lower lobe pneumonia. Put on Biaxin XL 500mg. Symptoms worse after 5 days of antibiotics- also developed severe headache, dyspnea, hypertension and was ashen. No history of hypertension previously. Went to ER. O2 saturation 85%, BP as high as 220/110.