Mercer Infectious Disease
Were you looking for information about a MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) Infection? Mercer infectious disease is a common misspelling and variation of MRSA infection.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (or MRSA for short) is a type of bacterial infection that can cause symptoms similar in appearance to a spider bite. It is usually spread through direct skin-to-skin contact with an infected person or with a contaminated surface.
Because MRSA is resistant to certain antibiotics (especially methicillin), treatment can be a challenge in some cases. Your healthcare provider will weigh several factors -- including test results, the severity of your infection, and your age -- before deciding on a treatment plan. For a mild-to-moderate skin infection, your healthcare provider may prescribe antibiotics to be taken at home. More serious cases can require treatment in the hospital.
(Click MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) Infection for more information on this condition, such as things that increase your risk and how this disease is diagnosed. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)