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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006 Jan;27(1):70-3. Epub 2006 Jan 6.

Determining the significance of coagulase-negative staphylococci identified in cultures of paired blood specimens from neonates by species identification and strain clonality.

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Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Chang Gung Children's Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan. ychuang@adm.cgmh.org.tw

Abstract

Of 13 paired coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) isolates recovered from cultures of paired blood specimens obtained simultaneously from peripheral sites from neonates with clinical sepsis, 12 were identical species with identical genotypes. Isolation of CoNS in cultures of 2 blood samples obtained simultaneously from separate sites in neonates usually represents true infection.

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PMID:
16418991
DOI:
10.1086/499165
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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