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Table 2 Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of S. aureus isolates in Mekelle University, 2016

From: Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among janitors of Mekelle University, North Ethiopia

Antimicrobial drugs S. aureus Total P value
MRSA, N = 24 MSSA, n = 45 N (%)
N (%) N (%)
Ciprofloxacin
 Susceptible 24 (100) 43 (95.6) 67 (97.1) 0.295
 Resistance 2 (4.4) 2 (2.9)  
Doxycycline
 Susceptible 16 (66.7) 40 (88.9) 56 (81.2) 0.025
 Resistance 8 (33.3) 5 (11.1) 13 (18.8)  
Erythromycin
 Susceptible 15 (62.5) 39 (86.7) 54 (78.3) 0.020
 Resistance 9 (37.5) 6 (13.3) 15 (21.7)  
Chloramphenicol
 Susceptible 11 (45.8) 39 (86.7) 50 (72.5) 0.000
 Resistance 13 (54.2) 6 (13.3) 19 (27.5)  
Cefoxitin
 Susceptible 45 (100) 45 (65.2)  
 Resistance 24 (100) 24 (34.8)  
Penicillin
 Susceptible 2 (4.4) 2 (2.9) 0.295
 Resistance 24 (100) 43 (95.6) 67 (97.1)  
  1. MRSA, methicillin resistance Staphylococcus aureus; MSSA, methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus
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