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Table 2 Antibiotic profile of MRSA and MSSA (n = 133)

From: Prevalence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Lumbini Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Palpa, Western Nepal

Antibiotic MRSA (n = 58) MSSA (n = 75) p value
Number (%) Number (%)
Oxacillin
 Sensitive 15 (16.9) 74 (83.1) <0.001
 Resistant 43 (97.7) 1 (2.3)  
Penicillin
 Sensitive 0 10 (100) 0.005
 Resistant 58 (47.2) 65 (52.8)  
Ciprofloxacin
 Sensitive 28 (31.5) 61 (68.5) <0.001
 Resistant 30 (68.2) 14 (31.8)  
Cotrimoxazole
 Sensitive 28 (30.8) 63 (69.2) <0.001
 Resistant 30 (71.4) 12 (28.6)  
Gentamicin
 Sensitive 33 (33.3) 66 (66.7) <0.001
 Resistant 25 (73.5) 9 (26.5)  
Amikacin
 Sensitive 48 (39.0) 75 (61.0) <0.001
 Resistant 10 (100) 0  
Tetracycline
 Sensitive 46 (38.7) 73 (61.3) 0.001
 Resistant 12 (85.7) 2 (14.3)  
Erythromycin
 Sensitive 18 (26.1) 51 (73.9) <0.001
 Resistant 40 (62.5) 24 (37.5)  
Clindamycin
 Sensitive 37 (37.75) 66 (62.25) 0.001
 Resistant 21 (70.0) 9 (30.0)  
Vancomycin
 Sensitive 55 (42.3) 75 (57.7) 0.08
 Resistant 3 (100) 0  
Linezolid
 Sensitive 58 (43.6) 75 (56.4)  
 Resistant 0 0