Coagulase-negative staphylococcal infections in the neonate and child: an update.

  title={Coagulase-negative staphylococcal infections in the neonate and child: an update.},
  author={Mohan Pammi Venkatesh and Frank X. Placencia and Leonard E. Weisman},
  journal={Seminars in pediatric infectious diseases},
  volume={17 3},
Coagulase-negative staphylococcus (CONS) infection is the most common bloodstream infection treated in neonatal and pediatric intensive care units and significantly impacts patient mortality and morbidity. Staphylococcus epidermidis is the most common CONS species isolated clinically and investigated for its pathogenicity and virulence. Difficulties exist in the differentiation of CONS infection from culture contamination in clinical specimens, as CONS is a common skin commensal. Most CONS… CONTINUE READING


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