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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(7): 2338-2343
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.334


Prevalence of MRSA in Clinical Samples and their Antibiotic Sensitivity Pattern
J.V. Sathish and Mita D. Wadekar*
Department of Microbiology, Chamarajanagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an important nosocomial and community pathogen. The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of MRSA in clinical specimens and to detect the sensitivity pattern of these strains against various antibiotics used for treating hospitalized and out patients. Strains were identified using standard procedures, and their sensitivity pattern was done on Mueller Hinton agar by Kirby Bauer disc diffusion method. Among 103 isolates of S. aureus, 49 (47.5) were methicillin-resistant. Maximum sensitivity was seen with vancomycin 14(100%), linezolid 14(100%), amikacin 44(89.7%), chloramphenicol 44(89.7%) and tetracycline 41(83.6). Antibiotics other than vancomycin can be used as anti-MRSA agents after a sensitivity test so as to preclude the emergence of resistance to it and that prevailing problems in chemotherapy will escalate unless indiscriminate and irrational usage of antibiotics is checked.


Keywords: Multidrug-resistant MRSA, Prevalence.
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Sathish, J.V. and Mita D. Wadekar. 2017. Prevalence of MRSA in Clinical Samples and their Antibiotic Sensitivity PatternInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(7): 2338-2343. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.334