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Decreased susceptibility to quinolones in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from ocular infections at a tertiary eye care centre
  1. B Bagga1,
  2. A K Reddy2,
  3. P Garg1
  1. 1Cornea and Anterior Segment Services, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
  2. 2Jhaveri Microbiology Centre, Prof Brien Holden Eye Research Centre, Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr A K Reddy, Jhaveri Microbiology Centre, Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Road No. 2 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500 034, India; ashokkumar{at}

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a serious cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide because of its multiple-drug resistance.1 In the past, MRSA infections were considered as hospital acquired; however, in the 1990s, serious MRSA infections were reported in patients with no previous contact with the healthcare system.2 Aggressive infections due to MRSA were observed in the eye and orbit in patients with no hospital exposure.3 There are very few reports on ocular MRSA infections, and to the best of our knowledge, there are no reports on MRSA in ocular infections from India. The present study was carried out to study the changing trends of methicillin susceptibility in S aureus isolated from different ocular infections and to analyse the susceptibility of MRSA to quinolones and vancomycin. …

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  • Funding This study was funded by the Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.