Acta Scientific Microbiology (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Review Article Volume 5 Issue 5

Role and Impact of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A New Paradigm in Antibiotic Era During COVID- 19 Pandemic

Amresh Kumar Singh1*, Nandini Singh2, Sushil Kumar3 and Ankur Kumar4

1Assistant Professor, Head/Incharge CiOVID-19 Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Baba Raghav Das Medical College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

2PhD Scholar, Department of Zoology, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

3Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

4Junior Resident (Viral Diagnostic Research Laboratory), Department of Microbiology, Baba Raghav Das Medical College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author: Amresh Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor, Head/Incharge CiOVID-19 Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Baba Raghav Das Medical College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Received: March 16, 2022; Published: April 26, 2022


MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a prevalent cause of infection in hospitals and at community level. It causes bacteraemia, pneumonia, endocarditis, skin and soft tissue infections and bone and joint infections. Although its prevalence has started declining before the pandemic of COVID-19, but extensive use of antibiotics and long-term hospitalization during infection have increases the risk of secondary bacterial infection including MRSA. As a result, occurrences of co-infection and super-infection are on the rise. MRSA is responsible for collateral damage among patients with COVID-19 infection. In this review, recently published comprehensive studies have assessed the MRSA co-infection among hospitalised COVID-19 patients through PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar, and the WHO COVID-19 databases. According to recent studies, it was found that MRSA co-infections are on the rise among COVID-19 patients which has increased the mortality rate. Improved diagnostic capabilities of laboratories and reducing the necessity of antibiotic that can be helpful in reducing the MRSA co-infection in these patients. Sanitation and preventive measures and strict infection control policies can reduce the burden of MRSA infection.

Keywords: Staphylococcus aureus; COVID-19; MRSA


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Citation: Amresh Kumar Singh., et al. “Role and Impact of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A New Paradigm in Antibiotic Era During COVID- 19 Pandemic". Acta Scientific Microbiology 5.5 (2022): 90-100.


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