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Research Paper | Microbiology | India | Volume 4 Issue 8, August 2015
Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern among Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Isolates in Bihar
Abstract: INTRODUCTION Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major cause of healthcare and community associated infection worldwide. life threatening sepsis, endocarditis and osteomyelitis caused by methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have been reported from several parts of the world. Since MRSA strains are also resistant to multiple antibiotics, there is possibility of extensive outbreaks, which may be difficult to control. OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence of MRSA from a tertiary care hospital in Bihar. METHODS Each of the isolated and confirmed Staphylococcus aureus strains were tested for methicillin resistance by Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion method in Mueller-Hinton agar using oxacillin discs (1 g). RESULT From a total of 150 samples of staphylococcus aureus, 87 (58 %) samples were MRSA. CONCLUSION MRSA is emerging to be a significant problem pathogen.
Keywords: MRSA, Oxacillin disc, vancomycin, Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion method, Mec A
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 8, August 2015,
Pages: 111 - 115