coagulase-negative Staphylococcus species

co·ag·u·lase-neg·a·tive Staph·y·lo·coc·cus spe·cies

(kō-ag'yū-lās neg'ă-tiv staf'i-lō-kok'ŭs spē'shēz)
A group of bacterial species that includes a group of those present as normal flora of human skin, respiratory, and mucous membrane surfaces; prominent cause of nosocomial infections, especially in patients with implanted intravenous access devices; some strains form abscesses and cause diverse pathologic processes, such as sinusitis, wound infections, and osteomyelitis.
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Primsol is an oral antibiotic containing trimethoprim hydrochloride that is indicated in adults for the treatment of initial episodes of uncomplicated urinary tract infections due to susceptible strains of the following organisms: Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter species and coagulase-negative Staphylococcus species, including S.
Indications for Use: Primsol is indicated in adults for the treatment of initial episodes of uncomplicated urinary tract infections due to susceptible strains of the following organisms: Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter species and coagulase-negative Staphylococcus species, including S.
Fluoroscopically guided needle aspiration of the disk space was confirmatory, and both tissue and blood cultures were positive for coagulase-negative Staphylococcus species.