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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:3, March, 2020

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.2020.9(3): 2837-2843

Prevalence of Methicillin Resistance Staphylococcus aureus in Teaching Hospital, Karnataka, India
R. Sharleeand B. Sumangala2*
 1Department of Microbiology, Chamarajnagar Institute Medical Sciences, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India
2Department of Microbiology, Mandya Institute Medical Sciences, Mandya, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is relatively ubiquitous and the cause of community acquired colonization and infections as well as endemic and epidemic nosocomial colonization and infections. Early detection of MRSA and formulation of an effective antibiotic policy, along with infection control in tertiary care hospitals is of paramount importance from an epidemiological viewpoint. Present study was carried out to know the prevalence MRSA infection in teaching hospital located in Karnataka One hundred fifty isolates from clinical samples were processed. Colonies suggestive of Staphylococcus aureus were identified as MRSA using Cefoxitin (30µg) discasper Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guidelines. In our study out of 150 isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, 65(43.3%) were MRSA and 85(56.7%) were MSSA.   MRSA infections were noticed high in the age group <14 yrs (80%)  and  have high (67.7%) prevalence among male patients. Different studies show different rate of isolation of MRSA, this might be due to antibiotic policy & antibiotic pressure vary from hospital to hospital, different time period of studies and difference in their location. Difference in the socioeconomic status of study group between hospitals.

Keywords: Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, MSSA

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Sharlee. R and Sumangala. B. 2020. Prevalence of Methicillin Resistance Staphylococcus aureus in Teaching Hospital, Karnataka.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 2837-2843. doi:
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