Antibiotic Sensitivity and Clinical Outcome for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

Dennis O. Laryea, Yaw A. Amoako, Joyce Asamoah


Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a strain of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to methicillin/oxacillin. No active efforts exist at identifying cases of MRSA in Ghana. We reviewed laboratory and clinical data on cases of MRSA and identified a total of 74 cases. A significant number of cases among neonates. Most isolates were from blood and the majority were sensitive to Vancomycin. Septicaemia was the commonest clinical diagnosis. 6 deaths were recorded among cases. Our review indicates MRSA is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. We recommend the establishment of a surveillance system and guidelines for managing MRSA.

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