Randomly amplified polymorphic DNA analysis provides rapid differentiation of methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococcus bacteremia isolates in pediatric hospital.

@article{Bingen1995RandomlyAP,
  title={Randomly amplified polymorphic DNA analysis provides rapid differentiation of methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococcus bacteremia isolates in pediatric hospital.},
  author={Edouard Bingen and Marie Claude Barc and Na{\"i}ma Brahimi and Etienne Vilmer and François Beaufils},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={1657-9}
}
Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are now recognized as the most common cause of nosocomial bacteremia in pediatric patients. Randomly amplified polymorphic DNA analysis was used to study the relationships among 12 isolates of CoNS obtained from eight patients with catheter-related bacteremia in two distinct wards of our hospital and 6 epidemiologically unrelated strains. With this method, we were able to discriminate isolates that otherwise were indistinguishable by conventional criteria… CONTINUE READING