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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:6, June, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 856-861

D-Test - A Useful Tool in Detection of Clindamycin Resistance among Staphylococcal Isolates in a Tertiary Care Hospital
Kanaga Priya Muthiah and T. Susitha*
1Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli, India
2Kanyakumari Government Medical College, India
*Corresponding author

To demonstrate inducible clindamycin resistance among the staphylococcal isolates from various clinical samples by D- test. A total of 125 Staphylococcus aureus and Coagulase Negative Staphylococcus (CONS) isolates were collected from clinical samples. All the samples were tested for inducible clindamycin resistance by using the D -test as per CLSI guidelines. In this study, 11% inducible clindamycin resistant staphylococcal isolates (iMLSb), and 9% of Constitutive resistance (cMLSb) and 46% MS phenotype were detected and 34% were susceptible to both erythromycin and clindamycin (S phenotype) among the total isolates. The inducible clindamycin resistance in this study was 11%. The D-test is a very convenient test to perform. It can be done along with our routine antibiotic susceptibility testing in all the staphylococcal isolates. Accurate clindamycin resistance reporting is mandatory for a successful treatment outcome.

Keywords: Staphylococcus aureus, CONS, Inducible clindamycin resistance, D-test

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Kanaga Priya Muthiah and Susitha, T. 2019. D-Test - A Useful Tool in Detection of Clindamycin Resistance among Staphylococcal Isolates in a Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 856-861. doi:
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