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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:11, November, 2020

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(11): 435-439
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.911.053

Throat Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus
Ruchi Kotpal1*, Krishna Prakash2, Preena Bhalla2, Richa Dewan2 and Ravinder Kaur2
1Department of Microbiology, Mulayam Singh Yadav Medical College, UP, India
2Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India
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Staphylococcus aureus is colonized in anterior nares, throat, axilla, groin, pharynx and gastrointestinal tract and damaged skin surface. Colonization provides a reservoir from which bacteria can be introduced in the body in immunocompromised. Fifty individuals newly diagnosed with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and 50 non infected individuals were screened for nasal and throat carriage of Staphylococcus aureus after obtaining informed consent. Methicillin sensitive screening and other antimicrobial susceptibility testing was conducted using the disc diffusion method. The strains were characterized by phage typing. Four of 50 (8%) HIV infected individuals were colonized with Staphylococcus aureus in the throat while 22 (44%) were colonized in nares. None of the HIV non-infected cases had Staphylococcus aureus in the throat but 11 (22%) was colonized with S. aureus in the nares. The difference in the throat carriage rate between the HIV infected and HIV non infected group was not significant (p=0.117). Out of the four, only one HIV infected individual had exclusive throat carriage. Three out of the four strains were typable using the conventional set of phages. Only single strain was non typable. Interestingly, in the three individuals with both the throat and nasal colonization, each isolate from nasal and throat proved to have a different phage pattern. Screening limited to anterior nares may miss those individuals who may have colonization of the throat with a different strain of Staphylococcus aureus as well as exclusive colonization of throat.

Keywords: Throat carriage, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Staphylococcus aureus, Nasal carriage
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Ruchi Kotpal, Krishna Prakash, Preena Bhalla, Richa Dewan and Ravinder Kaur. 2020. Throat Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(11): 435-439. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.911.053
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