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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 173-178

Bacteriophage Typing And Antibiotic Sensitivity Pattern Of Staphylococcus Aureus From Clinical Samples

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S. D Bhat

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One hundred and thirteen strains of Staphylococcus aureus (Staph aureus) isolated from various clinical specimens were subjected for bacteriophage typing. 35(31%) strains were typable. Among the typable strains, 9(7.96%) belonged to phage group I and group III each, 8(7.07%) belonged to phage group II, 6(5.3%) strains belonged to the phages which have not been allocated to any group (Miscellaneous group). 78(69%) strains were untypable. All the strains were tested for antibiotic susceptibility pattern. Only 8(7.07%) strains were sensitive to all the drugs tested. 24(21.23%) strains were found to be resistant to methicillin, gentamicin and all other drugs tested. These 24(21.23%) strains represent the GMRSA (Gentamicin, Methicillin Resistant Staphylocooccus Aureus) strains in our study. 22(91.6%) GMRSA strains were untypable by phage typing while remaining 2(8.4%) GMRSA strains were lysed by phage 81 only.

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