Ambreen Shafaat Khan1*, Tarana Sarwat2, Sneha Mohan2, Mariyah Yousuf1 and Dalip Kakru3
1Department of Microbiology, SMSR, India
2Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, SMSR, India
3Professor, Department of Microbiology, SMSR, India
*Corresponding Author: Ambreen Shafaat Khan, Department of Microbiology, SMSR, India.
Received: July 02, 2020; Published: August 14, 2020
Background: Methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus is associated with multi drug resistance. In hospitals and community mortality and morbidity rate increases due to MRSA. Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) results in serious complications. Methicillin sensitive strains are less problematic than MRSA.
Aim: To study the changing trends in resistance patterns of MRSA.
Materials and Methods: Fifty eight clinical isolates of MRSA which were obtained in 2017 - 2020 were identified by using Cefoxitin disc according to CLSI guidelines.
Results: MRSA isolates showed high resistance to ciprofloxacin, gentamicin in comparison with other drugs. Sensitivity to Vancomycin and Linezolid was 100%. Recently resistance among MRSA has increased for most antibiotics.
Conclusion: As the rate of drug resistance in MRSA is increasing, resistance should be evaluated after a period of time and antibiotic therapy should be guided accordingly.
Keywords: Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus; Multi Drug Resistance; Cefoxitin
Citation: Ambreen Shafaat Khan., et al. “Changing Patterns of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Tertiary Care Hospital". Acta Scientific Microbiology 3.9 (2020): 03-07.
Copyright: © 2020 Ambreen Shafaat Khan., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.