Adherence of two strains of Staphylococcus epidermidis to contact lenses.

  title={Adherence of two strains of Staphylococcus epidermidis to contact lenses.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Carmen Garc{\'i}a-S{\'a}enz and Alfonso Arias-Puente and Maria Jose Fresnadillo-Martinez and Beatriz Paredes-Garcia},
  volume={21 5},
PURPOSE To compare the adherence of biofilm-producer and nonbiofilm-producer Staphylococcus epidermidis in vitro to different soft contact lenses (CLs) to study its possible contribution to the pathogenesis of keratitis. METHODS Strains of S. epidermidis slime-positive ATCC 35984 (biofilm-producer) and slime-negative ATCC 12228 (nonbiofilm-producer) were used with eight types of soft CLs from the four groups determined by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to the… CONTINUE READING


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