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Archived Comments for: Nasal carriage rate of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus among Dessie Referral Hospital Health Care Workers; Dessie, Northeast Ethiopia

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  1. Coagulase test on isolates from MSA?

    Shyam Kumar Mishra, Institute of Medicine

    5 November 2014

    This is a nice paper and the results are also interesting. However, I have a small query. The authors have mentioned that they inoculated the swab in Mannitol Salt Agar (MSA). After 24-48 hrs incubation at 370C, coagulase test was done from the colonies by slide test method. However, to my knowledge and in all the textbooks that I have followed and also based on my experience, coagulase test by slide method can not be done on the isolates from MSA because of autoagglutination. Can the authors justify their method? Thank you.

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