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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:10, October, 2018

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
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 764-768

Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Tertiary Care Hospital
Shuchi Mehra*, Rama Sikka, Uma Chaudhary, Kausalya and Antariksh Deep
Department of Microbiology, PGIMS Rohtak, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author

MRSA has now become an important cause of hospital-acquired infections leading to high morbidity and mortality. Further, it adds an inestimable human suffering, which could be minimized by taking proper infection control precautions. A retrospective study was conducted over a period of three months in which a total of 236 staphylococcal strains were isolated from pus samples. All isolates were identified by standard microbiological techniques and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern was determined. Testing for methicillin resistance was performed using the cefoxitin disc diffusion method recommended by the Clinical and Laboratory Standard Institute (CLSI). Out of 236 isolates, 193 (81.7%) were Staphylococcus aureus out of which 62% (119) were MRSA. Multidrug resistance (MDR) was seen in 67% of MRSA. Among MRSA, least sensitivity was seen with ciprofloxacin and maximum sensitivity was seen with linezolid and vancomycin. The present study emphasizes the need for antimicrobial stewardship to decrease the current scenario of increasing antimicrobial resistance in Staphylococcus aureus strains prevalent in hospitals. Also it is important to monitor the hospital and screen the samples for MRSA.

Keywords: MRSA, MDR, Cefoxitin

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Shuchi Mehra, Rama Sikka, Uma Chaudhary, Kausalya and Antariksh Deep. 2018. Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 764-768. doi:
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