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J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Sep;44(9):3413-4.

Clinical significance of coagulase-negative staphylococci recovered from nonsterile sites.

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Laboratory Medicine Services, Changi General Hospital, 2 Simei Street 3, Singapore, 529889.

Abstract

Laboratory criteria were used to select coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated from nonsterile body sites for further investigation. Fifty-seven percent of the study isolates were clinically significant, predominantly causing community-acquired soft tissue infections. There were species-related differences in virulence, with 91% of Staphylococcus lugdunensis isolates clinically significant compared with 11% of S. haemolyticus isolates.

PMID:
16954288
PMCID:
PMC1594723
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.00757-06
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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