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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-40

Discrepancy in methicillin sensitivity of Staphylococcus aureus between molecular and phenotypic assays


Department of Microbiology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Pradnya Laxman Samant
Department of Microbiology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai 400 012, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jacm.jacm_4_22

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Since the emergence of MRSA six decades ago, it continues to reign as a threatening pathogen in the health-care and community settings. Correct identification of Staphylococcus aureus as MRSA/MSSA is important to aid in antimicrobial stewardship. In the present study, S. aureus from a joint aspirate was identified as MRSA by molecular method; however, phenotypic method confirmed it as MSSA.


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