Is the cefoxitin disk test reliable enough to detect oxacillin resistance in coagulase-negative staphylococci?

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Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) represent an important etiology of nosocomial bloodstream infections (2, 4, 6). The introduction of empirical treatment has been a crucial step in reducing morbidity and mortality caused by such infections and in controlling the spread of resistant strains (1, 6). It has been advocated that the cefoxitin disk would be… (More)

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@article{Frigatto2005IsTC, title={Is the cefoxitin disk test reliable enough to detect oxacillin resistance in coagulase-negative staphylococci?}, author={Eliete A M Frigatto and Ant{\^o}nia Maria de Oliveira Machado and Antonio C.C. Pignatari and Ana. C. Gales}, journal={Journal of clinical microbiology}, year={2005}, volume={43 4}, pages={2028-9} }