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The Frequency of MRSA carriers in health care workers in Gorgan, North of Iran

Alang, S.R. and Amini, A. and Cheraghali, F. and Tabbaraei, A. and Ghaemi, E.A. (2011) The Frequency of MRSA carriers in health care workers in Gorgan, North of Iran. HealthMED, 5 (6 SUPP). pp. 1885-1890. ISSN 18402291 (ISSN)

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Abstract

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 frequency of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and their antibiotic susceptibility profile among healthcare workers in Gorgan located in northern Iran. Three hundred and thirty three of healthcare workers were participated in this cross-sectional study in 2010. Samples were taken with sterile cotton swabs from both anterior nares. Swabs were plated onto Mannitol salt agar. S. aureus were identified by Gram stain, Catalase, Coagulase and DNase tests. MIC (micro dilution broth) method was used to determine resistance of strains to methicillin. Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern to other antibiotics was performed by diffusion method. Frequency of S. aureus and MRSA carriers among healthcare workers was 24% (80.33) and 3% (10.33) respectively. MIC of isolates was varied between 0.5 and 65.31 (39%) of cases were showed MIC of intermediate that ranged between 4 and 8. Penicillin and Imipenem resistance were seen in 97.5% and 1.4% of isolated S. aureus strains, respectively. Frequency of S. aureus carriers in healthcare workers in our area was median in compare with other region in Iran but the MRSA carriage in healthy staff was lower than most part of Iran. It would be considering to monitor healthy carrier staff because of high rate intermediate MIC in this group to prevent conversion to MRSA.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - HealthMED [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Young Researchers Club, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Laboratory Science Research Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Infectious Disease Research Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Healthcare workers, Iran, MIC, MRSA, Staphylococcus aureus
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 04:38
Last Modified: 13 May 2015 09:43
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2072

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