Marked Dominance of methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus among Iraqi Patients

Authors

  • Heba K. Tawfeeq
  • Muthanna Hamid
  • Harith Jabbar Fahad Al-Mathkhury

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14774

Keywords:

MRSA, Staphylococcus aureus, mecA, Baghdad

Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in human beings and animals stands out as
one of the leading pathogens causing nosocomial and community infections. Likewise, slightly increasing
drug resistance in MRSA has narrowed the treatment choices. This work focuses on estimating the prevalence
of MRSA in Baghdad, Iraq. A total of 130 specimens were collected from patients visiting various hospitals
in Baghdad, Iraq. The present results revealed that 50 (92.6%) isolates were identified as Staphylococcus
aureus. Noticeably, mecA gene was detected in 44 (88%) isolates. Hence, the light must be shed on this
marked prevalence of methicillin resistant S. aureus.

Author Biographies

Heba K. Tawfeeq

Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Anbar, Anbar, Iraq

Department of Biology, College of
Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

Muthanna Hamid

Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Anbar, Anbar, Iraq

Harith Jabbar Fahad Al-Mathkhury

Department of Biology, College of
Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Heba K. Tawfeeq, Muthanna Hamid, & Harith Jabbar Fahad Al-Mathkhury. (2021). Marked Dominance of methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus among Iraqi Patients. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 2664-2667. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14774