Characters of coagulase-negative staphylococci and micrococci from cases of endocarditis.

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Strains of coagulase-negative staphylococci and micrococci submitted to a reference laboratory from 137 cases of endocarditis over a 5 year period were reviewed. Staphylococcus epidermidis biotype 1 (SII) was the commonest biotype in all groups of patients but exceeded 80 per cent in the 61 patients who had undergone prosthetic valve surgery and the 16… (More)

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