Volume 8 Issue 4-1 - August 2017

  • 1. Antibiotic susceptibility patterns of methicillin resistant (mrsa) isolates from nasal cavity of university of health sciences students

    Authors : Yeonim Choi, Na Young Kim

    Pages : 71-73

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.841.12

    Keywords : methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA), mecA genes

    Abstract :

    Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is a major cause of nosocomial infections and is one of the most commonly isolated bacterial species in the hospital and continues to be an important pathogens in both community and hospital-acquires infection. The purpose of this study is to investigate the carrier rate of S. aureus and MRSA in the community and antibiotics susceptibility patterns of these organisms. The identification of S. aureus and MRSA were done by the procedures in Murray’s manual of Clinical Microbiology and antibiotic susceptibility patterns by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI). MRSA strains were confirms by oxacillin disk diffusion method. Sixty strains (60%) of S. aureus were isolated from the nasal specimens of 100 students in health science. Ten strains (16.6%) of 60 S. aureus were resistant to penicillin and oxacillin. Ten strains of the 60 S. aureus isolates were methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The mecA genes in MRSA were detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Community and nosocomial infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus are a significant problem worldwide. There continuous epidemiological study is to investigate the prevalence of MRSA in community acquired infections.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Yeonim Choi, Na Young Kim, "Antibiotic susceptibility patterns of methicillin resistant (mrsa) isolates from nasal cavity of university of health sciences students ", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=920&j_id=3921, Volume 8 Issue 4-1 - August 2017, 71-73, #ijltetorg