African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5233

Full Length Research Paper

Antibiotic drug resistance of hospital acquired Staphylococcus aureus in Andra Pradesh: A monitoring study

Rabbani Syed1,2*, Giri Prasad1, Farha Deeba1,2, Rani D.1 Kaiser Jamil1,2 and Ali A. Alshatwi 3
  1Department of Genetics, Bhagawan Manahir Hospital and Research Centre, Hyderabad, India. 2Central Research Institute for Unani Medicine, Hyderabad, India. 3Molecular Cancer Biology Research Lab(MCBRL) Dept. of Food Science and  Nutrition. College of Food and Agriculture Sciences King Saud University
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  •  Accepted: 01 March 2011
  •  Published: 18 March 2011



Nosocomial infections are one of the occupational biohazards that affect the health of individuals with or without predisposing factors. Staphylococcus aureus is associated with significantly higher mortality and is associated with community-acquired serious nosocomial infections because strains generally show multiple drug resistance, which limits treatment possibilities. A total of 1800 patients in the state of Andhra Pradesh were screened for the presence of Staphylococcus species and were tested for antibiotic resistance. The results indicated that among ten antibiotics used in the present study, Amikacin and Azithromycin should be the drug of choice to treat S. aureus infection. It was observed that the resistance of most of the antibiotics tested showed increased resistance with increasing age. These results suggest that clinicians should consider age as an important factor while prescribing these antibiotics.


Key words: Nosocomial, antibiotic resistance, Staphylococcus aureus.