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The Detection of Mupirocin Resistance and the Distribution of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica

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509–13
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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus is an important cause of nosocomial infection. Nasal carriage plays an important role in its spread and is usually treated by topical mupirocin. The emergence of mupirocin resistance is significant since it is one of the few topical antimicrobial agents shown to be safe and effective.

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Objectives: The objectives of this study were to determine the susceptibility of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates to Mupirocin and other antimicrobial agents and to record the prevalence and distribution of this organism at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

A Comparison of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Profile of Urinary Pathogens for the Years, 1999 and 2003

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95–9
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There were significant changes in antimicrobial susceptibility. More isolates were resistant to common antibiotics in 2003 than in 1999.

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013
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