Antibiogram in Community Acquired Skin and Subcutaneous Infections due to Staphylococcus Aureus

  • I HUSSAIN
  • F U REHMAN
  • Z RANI
  • T S HAROON
Keywords: Antibiogram, skin and superficial infections, staphylococcus aureus

Abstract

We isolated 25 strains of Staphylococcus aureus causing skin and subcutaneous infections in community and determined their -lactamase activity and in vitro sensitivity to 10 antibiotics. The majority (72%) were β-lactamase positive. The antibiogram revealed sensitivity to penicillin in 28%, erythromycin in 60%, amoxicillin - clavulinic acid in 64%, gentamicin in 72%, cefoperazone in 72%, ceftazidime in 80%, ceftriaxone in 84%, oxacillin in 88%, clindamycin in 96% and vancomycin in 96% of patients. The study suggests that majority of isolates of S. aureus were sensitive to commonly used antibiotics barring penicillin.
Published
2018-01-06
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