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An Sist Sanit Navar. 2004 Jan-Apr;27(1):21-5.

[State of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the Hospital of Navarre (2000-2002)].

[Article in Spanish]

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Servicio de Microbiología, Hospital de Navarra, Pamplona. anavort@hotmail.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The aim of the present paper was to determine the prevalence and characteristics shown by isolations of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, isolated in our Microbiology Service.

METHODS:

Retrospective study, covering the years 2000, 2001 and 2002. Analysis was made of the origin of the infection (nosocomial or non-nosocomial), the unit of origin in the event of nosocomial origin, anatomical localisation of the sample, and pattern of antibiotic sensitivity.

RESULTS:

The isolations of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus accounted for 7.88% of the Staphylococcus aureus isolated. Less than half of the strains (44.87%) had a nosocomial origin and were most often isolated in the exudates of wounds. With respect to the pattern of resistance, there was some 50% of resistance to erythromycin, some 43.60% to clindamycine and some 21.79% to mupirocin.

CONCLUSIONS:

The prevalence and resistance pattern in vitro of the isolations of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in our hospital are lower than that published in other areas of Spain.

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