Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: August | Volume: 8 | Issue: 8 | Pages: 62-65
Prevalence of High Level Aminoglycoside and Vancomycin Resistance among Enterococci at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Kanpur (India)
Khanal LK1, Bhatiani A2, Sujatha R3, Kumar A4
1PhD Scholar, 2Professor, 3Professor & Head, Department of Microbiology, 4Asst. Professor, Central Research laboratory, Rama Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Kanpur.
Corresponding Author: Anil Kumar
Background: Enterococci resistant to vancomycin and high level aminoglycoside drugs are an emerging problem in hospital settings in India. This study was aimed to determine prevalence of vancomycin resistance and HLG and HLS resistance among enterococci at a tertiary care hospital in Kanpur.
Methods: HLG and HLS resistance was determined by disc diffusion method and VRE were detected by agar dilution method.
Results: Findings showed prevalence of VRE to be 12%, and HLG resistance 60% and HLS resistance 46% which alarms antibiotic policy makers and infection control team in hospitals for formulation of policies against these findings at a tertiary care centre.
Key words: Prevalence, HLG, HLS, Vancomycin, Resistance, Enterococci .