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Table 2 Comparative susceptibility of MRSA and MSSA strains to different antimicrobial agents

From: Determination of antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in Staphylococcus aureus strains recovered from patients at two main health facilities in Kabul, Afghanistan

Classes of ATB Antibiotics MSSA (%) MRSA (%) P-value
Penicillines Penicillin G 0 0  
Amoxicillin + Clavulanic acid 97.8 61 0.0001
Macrolides Erythromycin 52.2 23.7 0.002
Azithromycin 52.2 23.7 0.002
2nd and 3rd generation of Cephalosporins Cefazolin 97.8 55.9 0.0001
Cefixim 19.6 3.4 0.001
Ceftriaxone 71.7 6.8 0.0001
Ceftazidime 8.7 3.4 0.005
Quinolones Ciprofloxacin 60.9 32.2 0.0001
Sulfonamides Cotri-moxazole 69.6 47.5 0.004
Aminoglycosides Gentamicin 95.1 66.7 0.001
Tobramycin 82.6 55.9 0.004
Tetracyclines Doxycycline 71.7 81.4 0.478
Carbapenems Imipenem 100 81.4 0.008
Lincosamides Clindamycin 93.5 89.8 0.063
Polypeptides Vancomycin 100 100  
Divers Rifampicin 100 91.5 0.043
Chloramphenicol 63 66.1 0.933
  1. A p-value less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant and are in boldface