The spectrum of antimicrobial resistance among methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in a tertiary care centre in India.

@article{Pulimood1996TheSO,
  title={The spectrum of antimicrobial resistance among methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in a tertiary care centre in India.},
  author={T B Pulimood and Mukkai Kesavan Lalitha and Mary Vijaya Jesudason and R. Sumi Pandian and Jey Selwyn and Tarun Jacob John},
  journal={The Indian journal of medical research},
  year={1996},
  volume={103},
  pages={212-5}
}
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major nosocomial pathogen globally, including India. Staph. aureus strains isolated from pus or blood of patients during January 1993 to November 1994 were tested for antimicrobial susceptibility using Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion technique. Among 1382 isolates of Staph. aureus, 332 (24%) were MRSA. Among the latter, 97 per cent were resistant to trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole; 85.5 per cent to gentamicin and 45 per cent to amikacin. While… CONTINUE READING

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