Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Staphylococcal Infections in a Hospital




A study was undertaken to find the prevalence of hospital-acquired staphylococcal infection in Gaziantep University Hospital in Turkey. Fifty-one coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) and 106 S. aureus were isolated. 0f these 106 S. aureus, 47 (44.34 %) strains were responsible for severe infections, and 26 (24.53%) strains were responsible for mild infections, while 33 (31.13%) strains were colonized among patients Resistance rates of S. aureus were 73.58 % for penicillin-G, 33.96% for methicillin, 24.53% for tobramycin, 2.83% for two quinolones and 1.89% for vancomycin. Resistance rates of CNS were 76.47% for penicillin-G, 52.94% for methicillin, 11.76% for tobraymcin, 27.45% for two quinolones and 3.92% for vancomycin. Phage group III strains were more common (36.62%) than other group strains. Multiple resistance was higher among S. aureus (80.12%) than among CNS (66.67%).


Staphylococcus aureus; Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci; Hospital.

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