The ecology of Staphylococcus species in the oral cavity.

  title={The ecology of Staphylococcus species in the oral cavity.},
  author={Andrew P. Smith and Margaret S. Jackson and Jeremy Bagg},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  volume={50 11},
Whilst the diversity of organisms present in the oral cavity is well accepted, there remains considerable controversy as to whether Staphylococcus spp. play a role in the ecology of the normal oral flora. Surprisingly little detailed work has been performed on the quantitative and qualitative aspects of colonisation or infection either by coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) or S. aureus. The latter is especially interesting in the light of present difficulties in eradicating carriage of… CONTINUE READING


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