STUDY OF MRSA ISOLATED FROM ULTRSONOGRAPHY PROBES WITH REFERENCE TO ANTIBIOGRAM.
Dr. Abhijit Awari*, Dr. Tejas Tamhane and Dr. Sushil Kachewar
Ultrasonography machines are ideal vectors for cross infections. A busy machine may be used to scan many patients a day. The infection can be transmitted via ultrasound probes and coupling gel. Staphylococcus aureus is a frequent cause of infection in both community and hospital. MRSA isolated from US probe is an important nosocomial pathogen and infections due to it are difficult to manage due to resistance to multiple antibiotics. So this study aimed to determine the percentage of MRSA isolated from US probes and to determine the antibiotic sensitivity pattern.
Keywords: Ultrasonography, US probes, MRSA, Antibiogram.
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