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

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(11): 778-784

Prevalence of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Multidrug Resistance among them in a Tertiary Care Rural Hospital
Prachi Arvind Anchawale*
Department of Microbiology, Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil Foundation’s Medical College and Hospital, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding author

Infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus have a poorer prognosis when the infecting strain is Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) additionally MRSA strains are important for their resistance to many other commonly used antibiotics. The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of MRSA strains in clinical specimens and to investigate their sensitivity pattern. A total of 480 various samples received in the department of Microbiology at MIMER Medical college and hospital, Talegaon were included in the study. The MRSA strains were identified by using Oxacillin resistance screening agar and Cefoxitin (30μg) disc diffusion. Their sensitivity pattern was investigated using disc diffusion and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) by E test. Prevalence of MRSA in our study is 19.37%. There is significant difference between rates of isolation of MRSA from various clinical specimens. All MRSA strains tested against vancomycin and linezolid showed 100% sensitivity. Highest resistance among MRSA was found for amoxicillin–clavulanic acid (74.19%). There is a need to reduce the burden of infections caused MRSA. Continuous efforts should be made to prevent the spread and the emergence of resistance by early detection and using the proper infection control measures.

Keywords: Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

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Prachi Arvind Anchawale. 2020. Prevalence of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Multidrug Resistance among them in a Tertiary Care Rural Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(11): 778-784. doi:
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