Antimicrobial resistance profile of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonizing the anterior nares of health-care workers and outpatients attending the remotely located tertiary care hospital of North India

@inproceedings{Singh2017AntimicrobialRP,
  title={Antimicrobial resistance profile of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonizing the anterior nares of health-care workers and outpatients attending the remotely located tertiary care hospital of North India},
  author={Seema Singh and Rubina Malhotra and Pragati Grover and Renu Bansal and Shipra Galhotra and Rupinderjit Kaur and Neerja Jindal},
  booktitle={Journal of laboratory physicians},
  year={2017}
}
INTRODUCTION Resistance to antimicrobial agents is a major concern worldwide and is exemplified by the global spread of the Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Health care workers (HCWs) and asymptomatically colonized patients are important sources of nosocomial MRSA infections. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of MRSA colonisation, two hundred HCWs and 200 consecutive outpatients attending our tertiary care hospital were studied. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two… CONTINUE READING