International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 9, Part E (2017)
Study of antibiotic resistance pattern in Staphylococcus aureus in skin and soft tissue infections: A seven year analysis
Globally, the prevalence of skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) by Staphylococcus aureus are becoming increasingly prevalent in both community and hospital settings. The worse aspect is that certain strains of S. aureus are notorious for causing skin and soft tissue infections in health individuals. This is a retrospective study and was conducted a large tertiary referral centre in Mangalore India. We evaluated STI isolates from January 2009 to December 2015 by considering the odd years (5 time points 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015). Eligible subjects were those who had a skin or soft-tissue culture yielding S. aureus and the principal outcome was to ascertain the organism's antimicrobial susceptibilities. The results of our study indicate that the drug resistance pattern varied for the clinically used antibiotics. The most disturbing trend was the development and increase in the resistance to amikacin, cefoxitin, levofloxacin, erythromycin and clindamycin.
How to cite this article:
Ramakrishna Pai Jakribettu, Shah Nawaz, Ovine Loyster D’souza, Valerian Sudeep Pinto, Brincy Loyala D’souza, Laveena Agnis Tellis, Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga. Study of antibiotic resistance pattern in Staphylococcus aureus in skin and soft tissue infections: A seven year analysis. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(9):302-304.