An-Najah Blogs :: Alaeddin Abu-Zant http://blogs.najah.edu/author/alaeddin-abu-zant An-Najah Blogs :: Alaeddin Abu-Zant en-us Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:10:53 IST Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:10:53 IST webmaster@najah.edu webmaster@najah.edu Nosocomial Infection Caused by Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Palestinehttp://blogs.najah.edu/staff/alaeddin-abu-zant/article/Nosocomial-Infection-Caused-by-Methicillin-Resistant-Staphylococcus-aureus-in-PalestinePublished ArticlesThis report presents the prevalence of Palestinian isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus MRSA in nosocomial infections and their antibiotic resistant pattern A total of 321 clinical isolates of S aureus were identified from different patients The prevalence of methicillin resistance among S aureus isolates was 87 28 isolates Resistance rates of MRSA to other antibiotics were as follows: 821 resistant to erythromycin 679 to clindamycin 643 to gentamicin and 321 to ciprofloxacin No co-trimoxazole- and vancomycin-resistant isolates were identified in this study The proportion of methicillin resistance was highest among S aureus isolates associated with upper respiratory specimens 428; the proportion of methicillin resistance was 393 among skin ulcer isolates 107 among urinary tract infection isolates and lowest among isolates associated with blood and prostate discharge 36 each Microbial Drug Resistance March 1 2005 111: 75-77 doi:101089mdr20051175