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Table 3 Multidrug resistance profiles of S. aureus isolates to the tested antibiotics (n = 9) between February 1, 2016 to November 1, 2016 in University of Hawassa comprehensive specialized hospital

From: Antimicrobial resistance profile of Staphylococcus aureus isolates isolated from ear discharges of patients at University of Hawassa comprehensive specialized hospital

  Parameter Frequency MAR index
1 R2 = Van, Amx 1 0.22
2 R2 = Amx, Cxc 3 0.22
3 R3 = Gen, Amx, Cxc 2 0.33
4 R3 = Van, Amx, Cxc 5 0.33
5 R3 = Aug, Van, Amx 1 0.33
6 R3 = Aug, Amx, Cxc 1 0.33
7 R3 = Amx,Cxc,Clt 1 0.33
8 R4 = Aug, Van, Cxc,Amx 2 0.44
9 R4 = Van,Amx, Kan,Cxc 2 0.44
10 R4 = Van, Amx, Cxc, CLT 1 0.44
11 R4 = Van,Amx, Gen, Cxc 1 0.44
12 R4 = Aug, Van, Amx, Cxc 6 0.44
13 R5 = Aug,Van,Amx,Cxc,Clt 3 0.55
14 R6 = Aug, Van, Amx, Kan,Cxc, Gen 2 0.66
15 R6 = Van, Amx, Kan, Cxc, Clt, Gen 1 0.66
16 R6 = Aug,Van,Gen,Cxc,Kan,Amx 1 0.66
  1. *Aug = amoxacilin-clavulanic acid, Van = Vancomycin, Amx = Amoxacilin, Cxc = cloxacilin, Kan = Kanamycin, Gen = gentamycin, Clt = Cephallothin, Cfp = cefepime, Amk = Amikacin
  2. *MAR index = multiple antibiotic resistance index = no. of antimicrobials to which the isolate is resistant/no. of antibiotics to which the isolate is subjected