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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(1): 251-257
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.601.030


Prevalence of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Post Operative Wound Infections in a Trust Hospital
D. Neelaveni1* and S. Ramasamy2
1Department of Microbiology, Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, Salem, India
2Department of Medicine, Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, Salem, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Post-operative wound infection is an important cause of morbidity and cost burden for the patients. Surveillance of these data is an important foundation of effective infection control programs. To determine the prevalence of MRSA among Staphylococcus aureus isolates. A prospective study done in a trust hospital in 2015 for about a year. A total number of 86 isolates were obtained from 120 wound swabs. The screening and confirmation of MRSA production was done by Cefoxitin disc diffusion method among the S.aureus isolates. The predominant pathogen was Staphylococcus aureus (50%) followed by Klebsiella spp (19.7%) and Escherichia coli (12.7%). Out of 43 S. aureus isolates 16 (37.2%) were detected as MRSA. The drugs highly effective for GPC were Vancomycin (100%) & Gentamicin (91.1%) and for GNB Imipenem (100%) and Piperacillin / Tazobactum (97.5%). This study concludes that Staphylococcus aureus is the most common pathogen in post operative wound infections with increasing tendency towards MRSA. Since the S.aureus constitutes the common skin and nasal flora, stringent monitoring of aseptic surgical and health care procedures, pathogen surveillance and effective anti microbial sensitivity screening are essential to avoid the poor outcome of surgical treatment. By adhering to the strict infection control measures and rational antibiotic policies, we can prevent the emergence and dissemination of MRSA in our community.


Keywords: Post-operative wound infections, MRSA,Cefoxitin disc diffusion.
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Neelaveni, D., and Ramasamy, S. 2017. Prevalence of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Post Operative Wound Infections in a Trust Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(1): 251-257. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.601.030