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RMJ. 2017; 42(3): 316-319


in vitro susceptibility pattern of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus isolates to animicrobials quinupristin-dalfopristin and linezolid

Ali Faraz, Muhammad Asad Farhan, Kashif Shaikh, Tahir Ansari, Shafqat Ali, Usama Bin Ghaffar.

Abstract
Objective: To detect in vitro efficacy of antimicrobials Quinupristin-dalfopristin and linezolid against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates .
Methodology: One hundred MRSA isolates at the department of Microbiology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), Rawalpindi and department of Microbiology, Army Medical College (AMC), Rawalpindi, were studied. MRSA were identified by using 1g oxacillin disk and confirmed by Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for mecA gene. MRSA isolates were then tested against Linezolid & Quinupristin-dalfopristin disc using disk diffusion method, as per CLSI guidelines. After over night incubation at 35+oC zone of inhibition around the disc was read and interpreted.
Results: Out of 100 isolates, none were found resistant to either Linezolid or Quinupristin-dalfopristin .
Conclusions: These two antimicrobials streptogramin quinupristin-dalfopristin, and the oxazolidinone linezolid, have good in vitro activity against MRSA. These drugs are promising therapeutic options in an era of rapidly growing antibiotic resistance.

Key words: MRSA, Antibiotic susceptibility, Qunupistin-dalfopristin, Linezolid.


 
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Faraz A, Farhan MA, Shaikh K, Ansari T, Ali S, Ghaffar UB. in vitro susceptibility pattern of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus isolates to animicrobials quinupristin-dalfopristin and linezolid. RMJ. 2017; 42(3): 316-319.



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Faraz A, Farhan MA, Shaikh K, Ansari T, Ali S, Ghaffar UB. in vitro susceptibility pattern of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus isolates to animicrobials quinupristin-dalfopristin and linezolid. www.scopemed.org/?mno=223432 [Access: October 20, 2017].



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Faraz A, Farhan MA, Shaikh K, Ansari T, Ali S, Ghaffar UB. in vitro susceptibility pattern of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus isolates to animicrobials quinupristin-dalfopristin and linezolid. RMJ. 2017; 42(3): 316-319.



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Faraz A, Farhan MA, Shaikh K, Ansari T, Ali S, Ghaffar UB. in vitro susceptibility pattern of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus isolates to animicrobials quinupristin-dalfopristin and linezolid. RMJ. (2017), [cited October 20, 2017]; 42(3): 316-319.



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Faraz, A., Farhan, M. A., Shaikh, K., Ansari, T., Ali, S. & Ghaffar, U. B. (2017) in vitro susceptibility pattern of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus isolates to animicrobials quinupristin-dalfopristin and linezolid. RMJ, 42 (3), 316-319.



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Faraz, Ali, Muhammad Asad Farhan, Kashif Shaikh, Tahir Ansari, Shafqat Ali, and Usama Bin Ghaffar. 2017. in vitro susceptibility pattern of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus isolates to animicrobials quinupristin-dalfopristin and linezolid. Rawal Medical Journal, 42 (3), 316-319.



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Faraz, Ali, Muhammad Asad Farhan, Kashif Shaikh, Tahir Ansari, Shafqat Ali, and Usama Bin Ghaffar. "in vitro susceptibility pattern of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus isolates to animicrobials quinupristin-dalfopristin and linezolid." Rawal Medical Journal 42 (2017), 316-319.



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Faraz, Ali, Muhammad Asad Farhan, Kashif Shaikh, Tahir Ansari, Shafqat Ali, and Usama Bin Ghaffar. "in vitro susceptibility pattern of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus isolates to animicrobials quinupristin-dalfopristin and linezolid." Rawal Medical Journal 42.3 (2017), 316-319. Print.



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Faraz, A., Farhan, M. A., Shaikh, K., Ansari, T., Ali, S. & Ghaffar, U. B. (2017) in vitro susceptibility pattern of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus isolates to animicrobials quinupristin-dalfopristin and linezolid. Rawal Medical Journal, 42 (3), 316-319.




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