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Table 2 Antibiotic resistance pattern of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and MSSA) isolates

From: Bacterial contamination of frequently touched objects in a tertiary care hospital of Pokhara, Nepal: how safe are our hands?

Antibiotic S. aureus isolates (n = 44) Frequency (%) MRSA isolates (n = 16) Frequency (%) MSSA isolates (n = 28) Frequency (%)
penicillin 40 (90.9) 16 (100) 24 (85.7)
erythromycin 25 (56.8) 16 (100) 09 (32.1)
ciprofloxacin 7 (15.9) 06 (37.5) 1 (3.5)
gentamicin 02 (4.5) 02 (12.5) 00
clindamycin 07 (15.9) 05 (31.2) 02 (7.1)
ceftriaxone 11 (25) 10 (62.5) 01 (3.5)
cotrimoxazole 11 (25) 08 (50) 03 (10.7)
amikacin 00 00 00
  1. MRSA: Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, MSSA: Methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus