[Phenotypic characterization of Staphylococcus epidermidis isolated from patients with endophthalmitis].

@article{RuizGalindo2010PhenotypicCO,
  title={[Phenotypic characterization of Staphylococcus epidermidis isolated from patients with endophthalmitis].},
  author={Er{\'e}ndira Ruiz-Galindo and Carlos Mart{\'i}nez-Canseco and Rub{\'e}n L{\'o}pez-Revilla},
  journal={Gaceta medica de Mexico},
  year={2010},
  volume={146 2},
  pages={
          112-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To carry out the phenotypic characterization of Staphylococcus epidermidis isolated from endophthalmitis developed after cataract extraction and implantation of an intraocular lens. This bacteria produces a biofilm, adheres to polystyrene and host proteins such as collagen and fibronectine, significant virulence factors. METHODS Five S. epidermidis strains were isolated from cases of endophthalmitis, they developed after crystalline extraction and implantation of an intraocular lens… CONTINUE READING