|LETTER TO THE EDITOR
|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 207
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriers among eye health staff
Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2
1 Privated Academic Consultant, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Community Medicine, Dr. DY Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India
|Date of Submission||02-Jul-2021|
|Date of Decision||30-Jul-2021|
|Date of Acceptance||03-Aug-2021|
|Date of Web Publication||20-Oct-2021|
Dr. Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip
Privated Academic Consultant, Bangkok
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Mungmunpuntipantip R, Wiwanitkit V. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriers among eye health staff. Oman J Ophthalmol 2021;14:207
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.” 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.” 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. 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.
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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