Multicentre surveillance of antibiotic resistance in nosocomial Staphylococcus aureus in Cyprus
AbstractFour general hospitals in Cyprus evaluated the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus [MRSA] strains in positive cultures of staphylococci among inpatients from September 1999 to March 2000. One hundred and ninety three [193 strains were isolated from cultures of respiratory secretions, skin and mucous membrane lesions, blood and urine. Of the S. aureus strains studied, 80 [41.45%] were MRSA and 113 [58.55%] were methicillin sensitive S. aureus [MSSA]. More than 78.75% of the MRSA were resistant to erythromycin and 18.75% to gentamicin. Of the MSSA, 17.69% were resistant to erythromycin and 7.08% to gentamicin. None of the MRSA and MSSA strains showed reduced sensitivity to vancomycin
Gourni, M., Kontou, M., Hadjipanayiotou, C. & Protopapa, P. (2001). Multicentre surveillance of antibiotic resistance in nosocomial Staphylococcus aureus in Cyprus. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119082
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 7 (4-5), 744-749, 2001
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