The lack of sensitivity of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) toward teicoplanin

  • Venus Hassan Abdul Amir College of Biotechnology, Al-Qasim Green University
  • Nktel Faaz Al-saad College of Biotechnology, Al-Qasim Green University
Keywords: methicillin, Staphylococcus aureus, teicoplanin


A total of 60 methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains clinical samples in children were collected from cellulitis, abscess, and wound samples in Al-Hilla, and Babylon teaching hospital was identified to species level and antibiotic susceptibility testing with a VITEK-2 system. In the present study, 24 (40%) of MRSA isolates were community- acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA), and 36 (60%) were hospitalized-acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (HA-MRSA). The results showed that 35 of female, and 25 of male of MRSA isolates, and these isolates were taken from 7 of infants aged less than 6 months, and 53 children aged between 6 months and 4 years of MRSA isolates. In the present study, antimicrobial susceptibility testing with the VITEK 2 system gave resistant to 10 and sensitive to 6 antibiotics to all bacterial isolates, but only 3(5%) of bacterial isolates were resistant to teicoplanin.


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Amir VH, Al-saad N. The lack of sensitivity of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) toward teicoplanin. AMS [Internet]. 30May2015 [cited 22Feb.2020];2(1):30-2. Available from:
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