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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(12): 4204-4208
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.483


Detection of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Surgical Site Infections in a Tertiary Care Hospital
V. Aruna and S. Rajesh*
Department of Microbiology, Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

MRSA (Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is especially commonly found in post-operated patient. These MRSA strains, showing resistance to many of the antibiotics are becoming more difficult to treat and thus prove to be dangerous. The aim of the study was to screen for MRSA in surgical site infections by disc diffusion method using cefoxitin, from which surgical department the patients were more affected by these MRSA strains and to find the precipitating factors for the development of MRSA strains. Sixty six Staphylococcus aureus were isolated from 124 pus, wound swab samples collected in various surgical departments and processed in microbiology department of, Government Mohan Kumaramangalam medical college hospital. They were confirmed by microscopy, culture and biochemical reactions. MRSA were detected by disc diffusion test using cefoxitin (30μg) disc. Majority of Staphylococcus aureus were isolated from pus samples from surgery department (48%). Least number of MRSA was encountered in obstetrics and gynaecology department (4%). Detection of MRSA is of utmost importance for treating patients and to prevent mortality.


Keywords: Cefoxitin, Surgical site infection, MRSA.
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Aruna, V. and Rajesh, S. 2017. Detection of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Surgical Site Infections in a Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(12): 4204-4208. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.483