Coagulase-negative staphylococci: update on the molecular epidemiology and clinical presentation, with a focus on Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus saprophyticus

@article{Widerstrm2011CoagulasenegativeSU,
  title={Coagulase-negative staphylococci: update on the molecular epidemiology and clinical presentation, with a focus on Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus saprophyticus},
  author={M. Widerstr{\"o}m and J. Wistr{\"o}m and A. Sj{\"o}stedt and T. Monsen},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={31},
  pages={7-20}
}
  • M. Widerström, J. Wiström, +1 author T. Monsen
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
  • Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS), originally described as ubiquitous commensals of the healthy human skin and mucosa, have emerged as important opportunistic pathogens primarily causing healthcare-associated infections in patients with indwelling medical devices. Recent studies, utilizing new molecular typing methods, particularly on Staphylococcus epidermidis, have increased our understanding of the mechanisms that contribute to the evolutionary success of these extremely versatile… CONTINUE READING
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