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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:10, October, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 3472-3479

Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Wound Infections in a Tertiary Care Hospital
P. Nanthini Devi* and Chitralekha Saikumar
Department of Microbiology, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, No. 7, Works Road, Chromepet, Chennai 600044
*Corresponding author

Staphylococcus aureus is the most frequently isolated pathogen from wound infections and is a threat to the modern antibiotic era due to it propensity to undergo multidrug resistance. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of MRSA and to analyze the antibiotic susceptibility pattern of Staphylococcus aureus isolates in pus samples. Pus samples were subjected to Gram stain and culture and the organisms were identified by standard methods and antibiotic sensitivity testing was done. Methicillin Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus were identified by using Cefoxitin disc diffusion test (30 µg). A total of 230 pus samples were sent for culture, out of which 32.14% was Staphylococcus aureus. Among the S. aureus isolates, 50.79% was MRSA. The isolates showed resistance to Ciprofloxacin and Gentamicin but were sensitive to Linezolid and Vancomycin. The panel of infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus combined with the problem of antimicrobial resistance should evoke proper surveillance measures and preventive efforts in hospitals. This along with judicious antibiotic use will decrease the rates of antibiotic resistance in hospitals.

Keywords: Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, Wound infections, Antibiotic resistance.

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Nanthini Devi, P., and Chitralekha Saikumar. 2017. Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Wound Infections in a Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 3472-3479. doi:
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