Coagulase-negative staphylococci as a cause of infections related to intravascular prosthetic devices: limitations of present therapy.

  • T Schulin, A. Voss
  • Published 2001 in
    Clinical microbiology and infection : the…


Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) are an important cause of catheter-related bloodstream infections. This review will shed light on the pathogenesis related to biofilm formation, and will discuss antimicrobial susceptibility of CNS to older and newer antibiotics, as well as therapeutic options.