I did not think so, but MRSA in the sputum can lead to MRSA pneumonia. I had MRSA pneumonia in April 2012 and was on life support for four days and spent an additional week in the hospital.
I was diagnosed with MRSA in my sputum about 30 days ago when I was in the hospital for bronchitis and laryngitis. I had preexisting problems that are unrelated to the MRSA infections that involve my heart and lungs. From what I understand MRSA in the sputum can lead to lung infections but you really need to be careful that you do not infect others. Have you been diagnosed with MRSA? And if so, were you given any types of antibiotics or hospitalized for IV therapy of any kind? Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.