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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 138-140

Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern among methicillin resistant staphylococcus isolates in Assam

1 Department of Microbiology, Assam Medical college, Dibrugarh - 786 001, Assam, India
2 Regional Medical Research Centre, NE Region, Indian Council of Medical Research, Dibrugarh - 786 001, Assam, India
3 Mahanta, India

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Prevalence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus from a referral hospital in Assam was studied. Methicillin resistance among the Staphylococcus aureus isolates was 52.9% and 15% among the coagulase negative staphylococci. Resistance to all antibiotics tested among the methicillin resistant and methicillin sensitive staphylococci was found to be 23.2% and 6.6% respectively. Higher resistance to multiple antibiotics in methicillin resistant strains as compared to methicillin sensitive strains was found to be statistically significant. Ciprofloxacin resistance among the strains was still lower in comparison to the findings from other parts of the country.

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