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Lung diseases

Mersha or mersa

05/22/2006

Question:

what is mersha

Answer:

MRSA is an acronym for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus.  Staph. aureus is a gram positive bacterium that is the cause of "staph infections."  Due to the development of antibiotic resistance, some strains of this bacterium are now resistant to methicillin which was the usual treatment in the past.  These strains are usually sensitive to other classes of antibiotics.

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Ralph   Panos, MD Ralph Panos, MD
Associate Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati