MERCER Staph Infection or MRSA Staph Infection
MERCER staph infection and MRSA staph infection are all the same, people mishears MRSA to MERCER which is why it became a house hold name. MERCER staph infection are caused by strains of staphylococcus which are highly resistant to antibiotics that has a methicillin component like amoxicillin, tetracyclin, eryhtromycin and clindamycin. MERCER staph infection are rare which can be acquired mostly in community and hospitals.
MERCER staph infection can be transmitted by a direct skin to skin contact or indirect contact with the use of vector agents. As a tip, always bring sanitizer or any antimicrobial solution in you bag whenever going out since you can’t always wear long sleeves in public places. Also try not to borrow any personal belongings of other person. Aside from getting MERCER staph infection, it is an unhygienic practice.
MERCER staph infection can be severe if ignored, therefore being knowledgeable about it’s signs and symptoms would be a helpful idea. The onset of MERCER staph infection seems like a normal rash with itchy hives. As the infection progresses, these patches have prominent redness, burning sensation and pus are starting to form underneath the skin. Take note that the bacteria causing MERCER staph infection are flesh eating. If not given proper medical attention, the bacteria will start to spread on the different areas of the skin. Once the MRSA bacteria consumes the superficial layer of the skin, it will penetrate into deeper levels of the dermis, fats and tissues. There are worst cases of MERCER staph infection in which the bacteria already reached the bone, blood vessel and other vital organs causing irreversible damage and systemic infection. These may often lead to amputation of the necrotic part. If the spread of infection throughout the body was not stopped it may cause toxic shock and fatal death.
Diagnosis and Treatment of MERCER Staph Infection
The first diagnosis of the MERCER staph infection was way back in 1961. During that time, penicillin antibiotics are the first line of choice when it comes to treating infections. However early doctors noticed that the patients’ conditions were not getting any better so they decided to study the bacteria and found out that they are resistant to penicillin. MERCER staph infection is rare to develop in an individual with strong immune system, but its hard to treat due to its resistance with wide variety of antibiotics.
- Like other suspected infections, blood chemistry and culture sensitivity tests are ordered by the attending physician to detect the kind of bacteria, fungi or virus that is causing the communicable disease.
- Skin biopsy or skin scraping is an option for individuals in advance stages of infection.
- X-ray and CT scan is conducted to determine the extent of damage.
- Vancomycin topical and oral medications are the usual prescription of the physician. It is important that you take your medication promptly as ordered by the doctor. Keep in mind that these super bug easily develop immune system against medication. Skipping or stopping medication without doctors notice is crucial. This may require another prescription of much stronger and more expensive antibiotics to continue the treatment of MERCER staph infection.