The rate of hospital-acquired MRSA
colonization decreased 78% during the study period 6.8 per 1,000 patient-days at risk (2008) to 1.5 per 1,000 patient-days at risk (2017) (16.7% annually, p<0.001).
Phylogenetic analysis showed S23009-2007 had a much closer relationship to the PVL-negative MRSA
ST398 isolates from China reported by He et al.
Conclusion: Prevalence of MRSA
and MSSA is high among HCWs in Pakistan.
Calismamizin amaci, Deri ve Zuhrevi Hastaliklar polikliniklerine basvurarak pyodermi tanisi alan ve "toplumdan kazanilmis infeksiyon" kriterlerine uyan hastalarda MRSA
'nin arastirilarak tasiyicilik ve etken olma sikliginin belirlenmesidir.
In one case, a strain of MRSA
tied to an outbreak was cultured from a dry mop that had been locked in a closet for 79 months.
Keywords: Staphyloccocus aureus; beta-lactam; Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA
); Staphyloccocus epidermidis; CMRSA; Mueller Hinton agar; Cefoxitin (FOX).
Out of 53, overall percentage of MRSA
from OPD and IPD is 30.18% and 69.82% respectively.
has become a major cause of infections in both community and healthcare settings, being associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality (4).
strains that cause the major portion of infections globally include CC5, CC8, CC22, CC30 and CC45.2 There is a strong association between certain strains and genes for virulence e.g., sea, sek genes in ST239 strains and seg, sei, sem genes in ST5 strain.12 In the United States, most skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are caused by the MRSA
USA300.13 Prevalence of both HA-MRSA and CA-MRSA in Pakistan has not been documented well and there is limited information about the latest HA-MRSA infections in hospitals in Peshawar.
Conclusion: The present study highlighted that MRSA
is present in our hospitals with significantly high prevalence and drug resistance pattern.
The majority of the patients harboring these MRSA
strains were male (70%) and belonged to the age groups 21-40 years (46.7%), followed by 41-60 years (26.7%), <20 years (16.7%) and 61-80 years (10%).
A national effort to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA
, in Veterans Affairs medical settings has been a success, according to a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.