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Antibiotic Resistance Pattern in Nasal Carriage of Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus (MRSA) Aand Methicillin-Sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) in Isolated Samples from People who Non-exposed to Hospital Environment

Author(s): Sultan F. Alnomasy and Yousef S. Al-Harbi

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the major pathogens associated with community-acquired serious nosocomial infection because these strains generally show multiple drug resistance. The aim of this study was to describe epidemiology of nasal colonization of S. aureus and compare antibiotic resistance patterns in nasal colonization with methicillin-sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) and MRSA. The results showed 80.7% of those people were carried Staphylococcus Coagulase positive (CPS) and 19.3% of them were carried Staphylococcus Coagulase negative (CoNS). Moreover, among of those people 15.38% were resistance to oxacillin while 84.62% were sensitive to oxacillin. Too conclude, high prevalence of MRSA carriage was identified in people who non-exposed to hospital environment, so we need more efforts for early prevention and control infection among community for reducing occurrence of this infection.

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