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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 373-377
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.048


Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility pattern of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates at a tertiary Care Hospital in Rajkot, Western India
Nirali Daftary* and Krunal Mehta
Department of Microbiology, P.D.U Medical College & Hospital, Rajkot-360001, Gujarat, Western India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates at a tertiary Care Hospital in Rajkot, Western India. Aim of the study is to analyse the prevalence and the antimicrobial Susceptibility pattern of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). A total of 300 clinical samples were taken from various sites and the pathogen was identified as Staphylococcus aureus based on gram stain, various biochemical tests and culture. Subsequently the antibiotic susceptibility test was performed and MRSA was detected from it. Out of the total 300 samples of S. aureus, 76 (25%) were found to be Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Hospital acquired MRSA was more common than Community Acquired MRSA. All clinical samples were resistant to penicillin, 48.68% to ciprofloxacin and levo floxacin, 23% to cotrimoxazole, 9.21% to tetracycline, 6.57% to gentamycin, 3.94% to chloramphenicol. All the samples were sensitive to linezolid, vancomycin and rifampicin. Conclusion: The regular surveillance of hospital-acquired infections of MRSA may be helpful in formulating and monitoring the antibiotic policy & in preserving antibiotics like vancomycin, only for life-threatening staphylococcal diseases.


Keywords: MRSA, Prevalence
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Nirali Daftary and Krunal Mehta. 2018. Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility pattern of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates at a tertiary Care Hospital in Rajkot, Western India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 373-377. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.048