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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 75-80

Characterization and antibiotic resistance of staphylococci strains isolated from brack hospital in the Southern Region of Libya


1 Department of Life Sciences, School of Basic Sciences, Libyan Academy of Postgraduate Studies, Tripoli, Libya
2 Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Sabha University, Sabha, Libya
3 National Centre for Disease Control, Tripoli, Libya
4 Burns and Plastic Surgery Centre, Tripoli, Libya
5 Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya

Correspondence Address:
Mohamed Omar Ahmed
Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tripoli, P. O. Box: 13662, Tripoli
Libya
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/liuj.liuj_79_21

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Background: Staphylococcus species are one of the most important healthcare-associated pathogens able to acquire and spread multidrug-resistant determinants. Objectives: The present study investigated and analyzed 110 potential Staphylococcus species isolated from various clinical and nonclinical samples at Brack hospital. Materials and Methods: A nonselective laboratory approach was applied, using cultural characteristics, Gram stain, and catalase reactivity followed by confirmation at the species levels and determination the susceptibility against antimicrobial agents using the Phoenix automated microbiological system. Results: In total, 57.5% were confirmed as species and subspecies of Staphylococcus represented by ten different species: nine subspecies of coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) (76.2%) and one coagulase-positive staphylococci (CoNS) subspecies (23.8%). Of these strains, 16.6% were identified as methicillin-resistant staphylococci (MRS) mostly of the CoNS group expressing significant resistance to important antimicrobial classes. Conclusion: This study reports a high prevalence of various staphylococci species, particularly of CoNS group expressing multidrug resistance patterns of public health concern, from a healthcare setting in the south region of Libya. The identification of higher rate of MRCoNS underlines the importance of monitoring all multidrug-resistant staphylococci species requiring further epidemiological investigations.


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