Antibiotic resistance of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from enteral diets in a public hospital of Minas Gerais Resistência a antibióticos de Staphylococcus aureus isolados de dietas enterais em um hospital público de Minas Gerais
Nélio José de Andrade; Regina Célia Rodrigues Miranda Milagres; Aurélia Dornelas de Oliveira Martins; Joice de Fátima Laureano Martins;
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Published: 01 Oct 2007 Journal: Semina : Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (issn: 1676-5435, eissn: 1679-0367, Copyright policy)
Enteral diets constitute an excellent means for microbial growth due to its composition rich in nutrients and its time of exposure to room temperature during application. Among the pathogenic bacteria there is the Staphylococcus aureus that is an opportunist microorganism found in the humans’ mucous membrane (buccal, nasal and oral). Samples of enteral diet after application as well as of the environment used for the preparation of the diets, were collected in a public hospital in Minas Gerais and analyzed for the presence of S. aureus. The contamination by S. aureus was evidenced in 83% of the enteral diet samples. As for the environment, the values found were ...