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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 1219-1226
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.137


Prevalence and Susceptibility Pattern of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Rural Kerala: A Tertiary Care Hospital Study
T.P. Rajesh*, S. Vani, K.A. Faisal and T.S. Shailaja
Faculty at P K Das Institute of Medical Sciences, Vaniyamkulam, Palakkad, Kerala, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Infections with Staphylococcus aureus continue to be a major problem in the world. Prompt diagnosis is essential to avert the further complications of this infection particularly Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) when compared to Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA). This retrospective study was done from January 2016 to June 2018 in a tertiary care hospital to know the prevalence of MRSA infections in both the inpatients as well as out patients. Of the 403 total isolates of S. aureus the overall prevalence of MRSA in our study was 42.9%, majority of them were accounted by skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) followed by urinary tract infections, blood stream infections and respiratory infections. The study showed an increased prevalence of MRSA among the inpatients when compared to the outpatients. A single intervention will unlikely to have a significant impact on attenuating MRSA infection rates. Multifactorial bundled approach is the need of the hour in containing the MRSA infections along with robust antimicrobial stewardship and prompt infection control measures and judicious use of the drugs of choice for MRSA infection which have to be preserved for the future use.


Keywords: Prevalence, Antibiotic, sensitive, Resistant, MRSA, MSSA
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Rajesh, T.P., S. Vani, K.A. Faisal and Shailaja, T.S. 2018. Prevalence and Susceptibility Pattern of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Rural Kerala: A Tertiary Care Hospital Study.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 1219-1226. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.137