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Epidemiological markers of coagulase-negative staphylococci

  • Jerome Etienne
  • Françoise Forey
  • Jean Fleurette

Summary

Several different epidemiological typing methods have been applied in studies of coagulase-negative staphylococci, such as biotyping, antibiotic susceptibility pattern analysis, serological typing, phage typing, slime production, protein profile analysis, immunoblot fingerprinting and DNA typing. The most frequently used tests were antibiotic susceptibility and extrachromosomal banding patterns. Typing variations occurred quite frequently in isolates of demonstrated clinical significance. Caution should be excercised before denying the clinical relevance of coagulase-negative staphylococci, even when successive isolates show distinct typing differences.

Keywords

Infective Endocarditis Restriction Endonuclease Analysis Phage Typing Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis Successive Isolate 
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  • Jerome Etienne
  • Françoise Forey
  • Jean Fleurette

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