Methicillin resistant staphylococci isolated in clinical samples: a 3-year retrospective study analysis

Fouloum and colleagues determined the prevalence and described the antimicrobial resistance patterns of circulating methicillin-resistant staphylococci (MRS) isolated from clinical specimens during a 3-year period in CEDBCAM. From January 2017 to December 2019, 1683 clinical samples were plated onto Mannitol salt agar. Bacterial identification was performed followed by CEDBCAM researchers. Data were analyzed using R and Inzight. Staphylococci were identified in 90 (5.35%) of the 1683 clinical samples. Among these, 83.33% were MRS with 78.67% being methicillin-resistant (MRSA). The prevalence of MRS infection increased significantly with age. The study offers a good baseline for surveillance intervention to contain antimicrobial resistance and highlights the need to strengthen antimicrobial stewardship and infection, prevention and control programs in the country.

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