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Playmate Suffering from Serious Staph Infection

12/16/2010 5:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Former Playboy Playmate Donna D'Errico is in a bad spot right now -- hospitalized with a VERY serious staph infection ... TMZ has learned.

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Sources close to D'Errico tell TMZ the former Baywatch star has been infected with MRSA -- methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus -- which is very difficult to treat because it's highly resistant to antibiotics.

We're told Donna contracted the MRSA from a relative who was hospitalized in ICU.

D'Errico posted a status update on her Facebook page, saying, "Prayer request - this time for me - a serious medical issue has arisen. Thank you for any and all prayers."

We're told Donna is expected to be hospitalized for at least a few more days.


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Melissa    

my sister had MRSA last year, is it painful? yes excrutiating, is it treatable? ABSOLUTELY it is no longer a fatal illness, at least if you have access to health care thank GOD we live in Canada, where health care is free. She had a good dermatologist who got her fixed right up, yes it took months, but she was never in danger of losing her life, nowhere near. Doctors even told her it is dangerous, but in this day and age, non-life threatening unlike many many years ago.

1286 days ago
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Melissa    

My sister had MRSA, painful, yes very. Treatable? absolutely, get a good dermatologist and they can prescribe meds that work.

1286 days ago
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