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International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences

International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences

2021, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part B

Bacteriological study of pyodermas with an emphasis on Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) at a tertiary care centre in North Karnataka
Author(s)
Dr. Sridevi Patil C, Dr. T Suresh, Dr. Chidambara Murthy and Dr. Shankargouda Ireddy
Abstract
Background: Pyoderma is quite common skin infection and constitutes a major portion of patients in dermatological clinics. Many cases nowadays do not respond to the antibiotics that were previously sensitive. In order to successfully treat cases of pyodermas, sound knowledge is necessary regarding the etiology and their sensitivity patterns.
Aims: To study the causative organisms and their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern and prevalence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among the patients.
Materials and Methods: A total of 500 patients with pyoderma who attended dermatology outpatient Department at VIMS hospital during the study period January 2017 to December 2017.
Statistical Analysis: Data was analyzed by SPSS Version 20.0 software.
Results: Staphylococcus aureus was isolated from 260 (52%) samples followed by coagulase negative Staphylococci in 105 (21%) samples. MRSA was reported in 42 (16.2%) cases.
Conclusion: This study gives an indication of the present pattern of bacteriological profile of Pyodermas in our tertiary care centre.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Sridevi Patil C, Dr. T Suresh, Dr. Chidambara Murthy, Dr. Shankargouda Ireddy. Bacteriological study of pyodermas with an emphasis on Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) at a tertiary care centre in North Karnataka. Int J Dermatol Venereology Leprosy Sci 2021;4(1):99-102. DOI: 10.33545/26649411.2021.v4.i1b.75
International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences