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Table 3 Antibiotic resistance rates of Staphylococcus aureus isolates

From: Hospital clones of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus are carried by medical students even before healthcare exposure

  3-year program 4-year program Total
  MSSA (n = 23) MRSA (n = 4) MSSA (n = 29) MRSA (n = 9) MSSA (n = 52) MRSA (n = 13)
Ciprofloxacin 0% 0% 3% 22% 2% 15%
Clindamycin 4% 100% 7% 11% 6% 38%
Erythromycin 60% 25% 21% 22% 38% 23%
Gentamicin 17% 75% 3% 44% 10% 54%
  1. All isolates were susceptible to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX), fusidic acid, mupirocin, tetracycline, rifampin, and vancomycin
  2. MSSA Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus