Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

POLYMORPHISM OF COA AND AROA GENES IN THE METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS STRAINS ISOLATED FROM NASAL CARRIAGE AMONG HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS IN WEST OF Iran

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

POLYMORPHISM OF COA AND AROA GENES IN THE METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS STRAINS ISOLATED FROM NASAL CARRIAGE AMONG HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS IN WEST OF Iran

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Background: Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an opportunist bacterial pathogen frequency iso- lated in the hospital and community environments. The main objective of this study was to determine genotyping of MRSA strains isolated from the noses of the hospitalized patients in the Kermanshah Hospital, western Iran by PCR- RFLP.

Methods: 1269 isolates from patients screened more than 48 hours of admission from different wards and 330 isolates from hemodialysis word of Kermanshah Hospital as the larg- est hospital in western Iran. S.aureus was identified by bio- chemical tests common methods and Api 20 staph test (Bio Merieux) and MRSA was identified by Oxacillin strip (Mast STOX).

Results: 258 S. aureus isolates were recovered from 1387 samples. 96 of that 82 isolates hospital-acquired and 14 iso- lates was community-acquired. …

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