Nagarajan Abimanyu

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INTRODUCTION Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become a major public health problem in both hospitals and communities. Panton - Valentine Leucocidin (PVL) has been reported to be an important marker for the highly pathogenic community acquired S. aureus infections. A rapid detection of these MRSA is very important for its treatment. The(More)
Staphylococcus aureus causes infections both in community and hospital settings, nasal carriage is the important source of these infections. A total of 103 carrier isolates of S. aureus from 352 asymptomatic individuals were screened for methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and exfoliative toxins (A, B and D) by two sets of multiplex PCRs. The overall(More)
Methods A total of 20 isolates of Staphylococcus aureus were isolated from 25 cases of breast abscess from a tertiary hospital during January 2010-October 2010. Isolation was done by culturing the pus sample drained from the abscess with 16 gauge needle. The S. aureus isolates were screened for susceptibility to various antibiotics including cefoxitin,(More)
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