Coagulase-negative staphylococci in very-low-birth-weight infants: inability of genetic markers to distinguish invasive strains from blood culture contaminants

@article{Bradford2006CoagulasenegativeSI,
  title={Coagulase-negative staphylococci in very-low-birth-weight infants: inability of genetic markers to distinguish invasive strains from blood culture contaminants},
  author={Rebecca Anne Bradford and Roziyana Abdul Manan and Andrew J. Daley and Christopher Martin Pearce and Archana Ramalingam and Dana{\"e} D’mello and Yvonne M{\"u}ller and W. Uahwatanasakul and Yue Qu and Danilla Grando and Suzanne Garland and Margaret Deighton},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={25},
  pages={283-290}
}
Selected coagulase-negative staphylococci from the blood of very-low-birth-weight infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, collected over a 5-year period were examined. Isolates were classified as invasive or contaminants, speciated, typed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, and examined for biofilm genes (icaA, icaC, and icaD), adhesion genes (atlE, fbe), and the number of copies of IS256. Of the 24 isolates studied, there were 13 contaminants and… CONTINUE READING