Antibacterial susceptibility patterns of methicillin resistant staphylococcus spp. from a tertiary reference hospital
Canan Ağalar, Jülide Sedef Göçmen 1 * , Dilek Kılıç, Sedat Kaygusuz, Çiğdem Karabıçak
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1 Kırıkkale Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kırıkkale, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Objectives: Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus strains still remain as an important reason of hospital acquired infections. The aim of this study to see the antimicrobial sensitivity patterns of these strains for effective empirical therapy
Material and methods: Antibiotic susceptibility results of staphylococcus strains were investigated retrospectively from tertiary reference hospital. 276 methicillin resistant staphylococcus species, which were isolated from Kırıkkale University Faculty of Medicine Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology laboratory between November 2009-2010 were enrolled in this study. Identification and antibiotic susceptibilities of the strains were evaluated by using Vitek automated systems (bioMerieux).
Results: Most of these strains were isolated from blood (49%) and wound (40 %) samples. There was no glycopeptide resistance established from 276 strains. Susceptibility percents of these strains to linezolid and erythromycin were 97% and 16% respectively.
Conclusions: we believe that, informing physicians about antibiotic susceptibility patterns of methicillin resistant staphylococcus species will be helpful for effective treatment and control the spread of these infections.


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Article Type: Research Article

J Clin Exp Invest, 2012, Volume 3, Issue 1, 71-74

Publication date: 13 Mar 2012

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