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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31-34

Control of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus in a tertiary care centre : a five year study


Department of Microbiology, National Health and Education Society, P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim, Mumbai 16

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AP Mehta
Department of Microbiology, National Health and Education Society, P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim, Mumbai 16

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ABSTRACT: Staphylococcus aureus in regarded as a major source of hospital acquired infection. We undertook a surveillance study of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from January 1992 to December 1996 to evaluate the incidence in patients and in the event of an epidemic to assess the carrier state of the health care workers. Out of the 5423 strains of staphylococci isolated form 26261 clinical specimens, 1604 (29 percent) were found to be MRSA which included 159 strains from 1194 health care workers (13 percent carrier rate) screened during this period. The main source of MRSA was from wounds and intravascular cannulae followed by respiratory tract, blood and urine. A study of the antibiogram showed that all strains were uniformly susceptible to vancomycin. Susceptibility to ciprofloxacin and netilmicin showed a decrease from 71 percent and 88 percent in 1992 to 32 percent and 57 percent respectively in 1996 for the strains from patient population. The susceptibility to rifampicin has shown a marginal increase from 77 percent to 81 percent in strains isolated from patients from 1992 to 1996. During our study a marked decrease in MRSA isolation from 31.8 percent in 1992 to 17 percent in 1996 was noted. This may be due to aggressive surveillance measures undertaken and an increased awareness among health care workers regarding good infection control practices.






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