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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 207  

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriers among eye health staff


1 Privated Academic Consultant, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Community Medicine, Dr. DY Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Date of Submission02-Jul-2021
Date of Decision30-Jul-2021
Date of Acceptance03-Aug-2021
Date of Web Publication20-Oct-2021

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Dr. Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip
Privated Academic Consultant, Bangkok
Thailand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ojo.ojo_204_21

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Mungmunpuntipantip R, Wiwanitkit V. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriers among eye health staff. Oman J Ophthalmol 2021;14:207

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Mungmunpuntipantip R, Wiwanitkit V. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriers among eye health staff. Oman J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Nov 30];14:207. Available from: https://www.ojoonline.org/text.asp?2021/14/3/207/328603



Sir,

We would like to share ideas on “Prevalence and determinants of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus carrier among staff of a tertiary eye hospital in Saudi Arabia.[1]” Khan et al. proposed that “The high prevalence of MRSA and relatively easy treat MRSA carriers points at the need for universal screening for MRSA carriers among eye health staff.[1]” The identification of MRSA might be useful and have implication for disease control. There are two important factors affecting rate of positivity that should be mentioned. First, a good clinical specimen collection, the preanalytical factor, is important. A false negative due to poor swabbing is possible.[2] Second, quality control of analytical process within microbiology is important. Invalid result of analysis is possible and it is different among different diagnostic test kits.[3]

Due to the nature of retrospective analysis of the present study, it is difficult to control both mentioned preanalytical and analytical factors.

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Khan RA, Ahmed A, Sapitan A, Maktabi A, Al-Subaie S, Khandekar R. Prevalence and determinants of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus carrier among staff of a tertiary eye hospital in Saudi Arabia. Oman J Ophthalmol 2021;14:88-93.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Rioux J, Edwards J, Bresee L, Abu-Ulba A, Yu S, Dersch-Mills D, et al. Nasal-swab results for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and associated infections. Can J Hosp Pharm 2017;70:107-12.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Rabaan AA, Bazzi AM. Variation in MRSA identification results from different generations of Xpert MRSA real-time PCR testing kits from nasal swabs. J Infect Public Health 2017;10:799-802.  Back to cited text no. 3
    




 

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