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Significance of Staphylococcus epidermidis in Health Care-Associated Infections, from Contaminant to Clinically Relevant Pathogen: This Is a Wake-Up Call!
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases. (Unit of Research, Education and Development-Östersund)
2016 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, ISSN 0095-1137, E-ISSN 1098-660X, Vol. 54, no 7, 1679-1681 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

Coagulase-negative staphylococci, particularly Staphylococcus epidermidis, have been recognized as an important cause of health care-associated infections. Concurrently, S. epidermidis is a common contaminant in clinical cultures, which poses a diagnostic challenge. An article in this issue of Journal of Clinical Microbiology ( I. Tolo, J. C. Thomas, R. S. B. Fischer, E. L. Brown, B. M. Gray, and D. A. Robinson, J Clin Microbiol 54: 1711-1719, 2015, describes a rapid single nucleotide polymorphism-based assay for distinguishing between S. epidermidis isolates from hospital and nonhospital sources, which represents an important contribution to the characterization and understanding of S. epidermidis health care-associated infections.

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American Society for Microbiology , 2016. Vol. 54, no 7, 1679-1681 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-124260DOI: 10.1128/JCM.00743-16ISI: 000378641600003PubMedID: 27170016OAI: diva2:950634
Available from: 2016-08-01 Created: 2016-07-29 Last updated: 2016-08-01Bibliographically approved

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