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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:9, September, 2020

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
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 542-548

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis in Blood Samples–Can its Spread be Prevented in Hospitals?
Maryam J. Ansari, Rachna Tewari* and MriduDudeja
Department of Microbiology, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
*Corresponding author

S.epidermidis previously dismissed as contaminants is now emerged as one of the major nosocomial pathogens exhibiting resistance to various drugs including Methicillin. Their ability to form biofilms contributes to their pathogenicity contributing to increased drug resistance. Proper infection control services can certainly bring the rates of this virulent bacteria down in hospitals. The study was conducted for a period of 6 months (Febrauary 2019 to July 2019). S.epidermidis was isolated from blood samples received in microbiology laboratory and were identified by standard protocol. Antibiotic susceptibility was determined by Kirby -Bauer disc diffusion method and Vitek 2 system& results were interpreted as per CLSI guidelines 2019. The methicillin resistant strains were then further subjected to determine biofilm production by Microtiter plate adherence method. Out of the total 96 CoNS isolated, 50 were identified as S.epidermidis. Among these S.epidermidis 24 were found to be methicillin resistant and out of these 24 MRSE, 10 isolates were biofilm producers. From the study, we found that most of the strains were collected from IPD patients than OPD patients. So spread of these resistant strains can easily be controlled by proper hospital infection control system.

Keywords: Staphylococcus epidermidis, Methicillin resistance, Nosocomial infections, Biofilm production

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Maryam J. Ansari, Rachna Tewari and MriduDudeja. 2020. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis in Blood Samples–Can its Spread be Prevented in Hospitals?Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 542-548. doi:
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