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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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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(9): 908-912

Community Reservoir of Multidrug Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in and around Trivandrum
M.C. Renjith1, L. Premkumar2* and K.R. Mani3
1HLL Lifecare Limited, Poojappura, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
2Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Thandalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3Central Research Institute, Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

Staphylococcus aureus is very well adapted to colonise the human skin and produce a asymptomatic carrier state. Colonization with antibiotic resistant S. aureus represents both a risk factor for the colonized individual and their immediate contacts. This research study was carried out to investigate the prevalence of multidrug resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriers in and around Trivandrum. A total of 2361 samples were collected from healthy asymptomatic adults to isolate MRSA. Out of 166 isolated strains of S. aureus from the carrier samples, 58 were confirmed as MRSA strains. The carrier MRSA isolates were susceptible only to the higher antibiotics such as Linezolid and Vancomycin and showed varying degrees of resistance to the other antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, erythromycin, co­ trimoxazole, amikacin and gentamycin. The results of the present study clearly shows the healthy carriers are potential reservoirs of multidrug resistant S. aureus and a strict antibiotic regimen policy needs to be formulated to restrict the use of antibiotics in the community.

Keywords: Community reservoir, Multidrug, Staphylococcus aureus

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Renjith, M.C., L. Premkumar and Mani, K.R. 2018. Community Reservoir of Multidrug Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in and around Trivandrum.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 908-912. doi:
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