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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 9, Issue 1, November 2013 pp 152-154

Research Article

Prevalence of Methicillin Resistance Staphylococcus Aureus and Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern among Patients Admitted at Navodaya Medical College, Hospital and Research Center, Raichur


Rajeshwari R. Surpur*, Venkatesh M Patil, Achut Rao#, Sneha Hegadi, Kalpana

{*Associate Professor, #Professor, Tutor, Dept of Microbiology} {Associate Professor, Dept of Pharmacology}

Navodaya Medical college Raichur, Karnataka, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Background: Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus [MRSA] is an important nosocomial pathogen, the incidence of which is increasing every year especially in high risk group. The emergence of MRSA has posed a serious therapeutic challenge .AIM: To know the prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of MRSA in Navodaya Medical College, Hospital and Research Center, Raichur. Materials and Methods: The study included 244 strains of Staphylococcus aureus from various clinical specimens like pus, sputum, swabs, blood, urine, high vaginal swab admitted to Navodaya Medical Hospital. Methicillin resistance was detected using Cefoxitin disc diffusion method and subsequently antibiotic sensitivity testing was performed for MRSA isolates by Modified Kirby Bauer disc diffusion technique. Results: A total of 134 strains were found to be Methicillin resistant .Multi drug resistance was observed in many MRSA strains. No strain was resistant to Vancomycin. Conclusion: Regular surveillance of hospital associated infections and monitoring of antibiotic sensitivity pattern is required to reduce MRSA prevalence.