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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(9): 2352-2358
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.271


Prevalence and Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at a Tertiary Care Hospital from Northern India
Ayesha Nazar*, Yusuf Imran, Vichal Rastogi and Parul Singhal
Department of Microbiology, School of Medical Science and Research, Sharda Hospital, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

MRSA is one of the major public health problems especially in developing countries where irrational use of antibiotics has led to greater levels of resistance. Increasing burden of MRSA infections in healthcare as well as community setting warrants constant surveillance. This study was conducted from January 2018 to June 2019 at a tertiary care hospital to know the prevalence and susceptibility pattern of MRSA. MRSA identification was done with cefoxitin disc diffusion method. Out of the total of 158 Staphylococcus aureus isolates, 59 (37.3%) were MRSA and the remaining 99 (62.6%) isolates were MSSA. In our study 47.4% of the MRSA isolates were hospital acquired MRSA while 52.5% were community acquired MRSA. Majority of the isolates were obtained from skin and soft tissue infections. This study showed a higher prevalence of CA-MRSA. Consistent surveillance of strains circulating in particular communities and hospitals along with formulation of rational antibiotic policy would be helpful in reducing the incidence of MRSA infections.


Keywords: World Health Organization (WHO), medicines, MRSA infections
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Ayesha Nazar, Yusuf Imran, Vichal Rastogi and Parul Singhal 2019. Prevalence and Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at a Tertiary Care Hospital from Northern India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(9): 2352-2358. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.271