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Journal:   ZAHEDAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL SCIENCES (TABIB-E-SHARGH)   APRIL 2011 , Volume 13 , Number 1; Page(s) 17 To 22.
 
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Frequency Of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus In Health Care Workers In Gorgan

 
 
Author(s):  Rahimi Alang Somayeh, Asmar Mehdi, Cheraghali Fatemeh, Yazarlou Sarah, Amini Abolfazl, Shakeri Fatemeh, Ghaemi Ezzat Allah*
 
* RESEARCH CENTER OF INFECTION DISEASES, GOLESTAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, GORGAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Background: Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the most important pathogen in hospitals. Healthcare personnel are the main source of nosocomial infections and identification and control of MRSA carriers can reduce incidence of infections. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of MRSA and their antibiotic susceptibility profile among healthcare workers in Gorgan.Materials and Method: 333 healthcare workers were participated in this cross-sectional study in 2009. Samples were taken with sterile cotton swabs from both anterior nares and hands. Swabs were plated immediately on to the mannitol salt agar. Suspected colonies were confirmed asS. aureus by Gram staining, catalase, coagulase and DNase tests.Minimum inhibition concentration by micro dilution broth method was used to determine methicillin resistant strains.Antimicrobial susceptibility to other antibiotics was performed according to NCCLS guidelines by disc diffusion method.Result: Frequency of S.aureus and MRSA carriers among healthcare workers was 24% and 3% respectively. The highest rate ofS. aureus and MRSA carriers were observed in operating room staff. Resistance to penicillin was seen in 97.5% of isolates and all strains were sensitive to vancomycin.Conclusions: Frequency of S. aureus and MRSA in healthcare workers was median and rather low respectively.Continual monitoring and control of carriers can reduce distribution of this organism and their infections.
 
Keyword(s): STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS, MRSA, HEALTH PERSONNEL, MIC, DISC DIFFUSION
 
 
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RAHIMI ALANG, S., & ASMAR, M., & CHERAGHALI, F., & YAZARLOU, S., & AMINI, A., & SHAKERI, F., & GHAEMI, E. (2011). FREQUENCY OF METHICILLIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS IN HEALTH CARE WORKERS IN GORGAN. ZAHEDAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL SCIENCES (TABIB-E-SHARGH), 13(1), 17-22. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=205104



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RAHIMI ALANG SOMAYEH, ASMAR MEHDI, CHERAGHALI FATEMEH, YAZARLOU SARAH, AMINI ABOLFAZL, SHAKERI FATEMEH, GHAEMI EZZAT ALLAH. FREQUENCY OF METHICILLIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS IN HEALTH CARE WORKERS IN GORGAN. ZAHEDAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL SCIENCES (TABIB-E-SHARGH). 2011 [cited 2022August20];13(1):17-22. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=205104



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RAHIMI ALANG, S., ASMAR, M., CHERAGHALI, F., YAZARLOU, S., AMINI, A., SHAKERI, F., GHAEMI, E., 2011. FREQUENCY OF METHICILLIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS IN HEALTH CARE WORKERS IN GORGAN. ZAHEDAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL SCIENCES (TABIB-E-SHARGH), [online] 13(1), pp.17-22. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=205104.



 
 
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