Molecular epidemiology of coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteraemia in a newborn intensive care unit.

@article{Raimundo2002MolecularEO,
  title={Molecular epidemiology of coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteraemia in a newborn intensive care unit.},
  author={O Raimundo and Helen Heussler and Jesper Bartholin Bruhn and S Suntrarachun and Nigel Kelly and Margaret A. Deighton and Suzanne Marie Garland},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2002},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={33-42}
}
We isolated 55 coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) over two separate 12-month periods (26 in 1993 and 29 in 1996) from the blood of neonates in a neonatal intensive case unit (NICU) in Melbourne, Australia and compared them by pulse-field gel electrophoresis profile (PFGE), random amplification of polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and antibiogram. The most common species were Staphylococcus epidermidis, S. haemolyticus and S. warneri. The majority of such isolates were resistant to penicillin and to… CONTINUE READING