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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 3227-3232
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.368


To Study the Prevalence of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infection and their Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Jammu
Suharshi Gupta, Perika Sharma*, Sonika Bhagat,Yuthika Bhandari and Shashi Sudhan Sharma
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Aim is to note the prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of MRSA isolates in a tertiary care centre in Jammu. Study was done on 39 coagulase positive Staphylococcus aureus isolates isolated from a total of 110 specimens of patients admitted in dermatology section of Govt. Medical College, Jammu from Oct 2018-Nov 2019 (samples taken from various skin lesions). Routine antibiotic susceptibility testing was performed as per Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guidelines. Methicillin resistance was detected using cefoxitin disc diffusion method as per standard protocols. A total of 28 (71.7 %) strains were found to be Methicillin resistant. Out of 28 MRSA isolates, 24 (85.7 %) were Hospital Acquired MRSA (HA- MRSA) isolates and 4 (14.28 %) were Community Acquired MRSA (CA- MRSA) isolates. Vancomycin resistance was not seen in any of the strain. Due to current rapid spread of MRSA isolates and infection being endemic in India, regular surveillance of  MRSA infections and their antibiogram is of paramount importance for reducing prevalence of MRSA infections.


Keywords: MRSA Infection, Antibiotic susceptibility pattern
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Suharshi Gupta, Perika Sharma, Sonika Bhagat, Yuthika Bhandari and Shashi Sudhan Sharma. 2020. To study the prevalence of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection and their antibiotic susceptibility pattern in a tertiary care hospital in Jammu.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 3227-3232. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.368