Antibiotic resistance rate of the Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from a university affiliated hospital in North Cyprus

Authors

  • Hussein Ahmad Near East University, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Meryem Guvenir Near East University, Vocational School of Health Services, Department of Microbiology, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Emrah Guler Near East University, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Ayse Arikan Near East University, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Faculty of Medicine, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Kaya Suer Near East University, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Nicosia, Cyprus

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v21i1.56334

Keywords:

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus; North Cyprus; Resistance

Abstract

Background: Over the past 20 years, studies have indicated that the increasing spread of methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) demonstrates the need for adequate information about their epidemiology. This study was conducted in order to investigate the resistance rate of MRSA which were isolated from the Near East University (NEU) Hospital, North Cyprus.

Methods: MRSA was isolated and identified by using selective media and the Phoenix BD 100 system (software version 6.01A) was used for antimicrobial susceptibility testing and identification. The antimicrobial susceptibility results were determined according to the Clinical and Laboratory Standarts Institute (CLSI) and the resistance rates of MRSA isolates to antibiotics were examined retrospectively.

Results: The highest number of samples were from the departments of chest disease (24%) followed by dermatology (21.3%) and cardiology (18.7%). Out of 75 MRSA strains,; 29.7% from blood, 25.3% from wound, 14.7% from nasal swabs, 10.7% from aspiration fluids, 9.3% from sputum, 6.7% were from urine, 4.0% from IV catheters culture samples. All strains of MRSA were 94.7% sensitive to vancomycin and teicoplanin.

Conclusions: The obtained results revealed that preventative measures should be implemented in order to minimize the bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol. 21(1) 2022 Page : 101-104

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Published

2022-01-01

How to Cite

Ahmad, H. ., Guvenir, M. ., Guler, E. ., Arikan, A., & Suer, K. . (2022). Antibiotic resistance rate of the Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from a university affiliated hospital in North Cyprus. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 21(1), 101–104. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v21i1.56334

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