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Title: Emergence of Antibiotic Resistance in Nosocomial Strains of Coagulase Negative Staphylococci (CNS)
Authors: Geetha, M S
Ashok, C
Sullia, S B
Keywords: Coagulase Negative Staphylococci (CNS)
Antibiotic resistance
Plasmid DNA
Issue Date: Oct-2003
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Nosocomial infections caused by Coagulase Negative Staphylococci (CNS) have reached epidemic proportions. In the present work, about 26 clinically significant CNS belonging to <i>Staphylococcus epidermidis </i>and S. <i>saprophyticus,</i> were isolated from various clinical specimens and hospital environments. A few CNS strains have shown multiple antibiotic resistance to ampicillin, cotrimoxazole, cephalexin, cefotaxime, penicillin, tetracycline, gentamicin and lincomycin. Plasmid analysis of representative clinical isolates demonstrated the presence of 2-29.9 kb sized plasmid DNA. Intra and inter-specific gene transfer was observed between different species of CNS and S. <i>aureus </i>which suggests the rapid emergence of multiple antibiotic resistance in CNS.
Description: 499-503
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11340
ISSN: 0975-0967 (Online); 0972-5849 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJBT Vol.02(4) [October 2003]

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