Indian Journal of Microbiology Research


Prevalence of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus in a tertiary care hospital in Navi Mumbai, India


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Author Details: Shrikrishna A. Joshi, Sushmita Barua, Rita Swaminathan

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-5478

Print ISSN : 2394-546X

Article First Page : 187

Article End Page : 189


Abstract

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become one of the most important pathogen in the hospital wards and OPDs. Hence, the knowledge of current trend of MRSA in hospital environment as well as in the community is necessary.
The objective of this retrospective study was to isolate Staphylococcus aureus and to determine the prevalence rate of MRSA in a tertiary care hospital in Navi Mumbai. The samples were collected from various departments. Standard microbiological procedures were carried out for isolation and culture. The overall prevalence rate of 14.72% MRSA was observed among varied samples. The highest numbers of MRSA were isolated from pus & wound swabs. Maximum strains of MRSA were isolated from surgery wards. We also analyzed the rate of MRSA isolation in the hospital as well as in the community. We observed a lower rate of MRSA prevalence in our study as compared to various other national level studies.

Keywords:
MRSA, Prevalence, Pus, Surgical ward.