Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) from a rural based tertiary care and teaching hospital in Vadodara district, Gujarat

Radhika Rana-Khara, Sucheta Lakhani, Sangita Vasava, Krunal Shah, Dipak Panjwani
Staphylococci are ubiquitous being the normal inhabitants of the skin and mucous membranes and the most common cause of human infections all throughout the world, both the community acquired as well as nosocomial infections. Objectives: Objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aures (MRSA) and detection of emergence of resistance to vancomycin among the Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) isolates. Materials and methods: Thus hundred S.
more » ... Thus hundred S. aureus isolated from various clinical samples were tested for methicillin resistance by cefoxitin disc (30µg) and vancomycin resistance using Ezy MIC-Vancomycin E-test.