Medical Definition of Mercer
Were you looking for information about a MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) Infection? "Medical definition of mercer" is a common misspelling and variation of MRSA infection.
MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a type of bacterial infection typically transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact with an infected person or a contaminated surface. In many cases, a MRSA skin infection looks similar to a spider bite. Most cases are treated with antibiotics. Your healthcare provider may also insert a needle to remove some of the infected fluid or make a cut on the skin to drain the infection.
Until recently, this type of infection was most often acquired in hospitals or other medical facilities. However, over the past several decades, new strains have emerged in the community and are capable of causing severe infections in otherwise healthy individuals.
(For a more detailed definition, click MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) Infection. This article takes a closer look at who this condition affects, how it is diagnosed, and how long it typically takes before you start feeling better. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)