Staphylococcus epidermidis

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Staph·y·lo·coc·cus ep·i·derm·i·dis

a species of bacteria, the most common of the coagulase-negative Staphylococcus group.
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Staphylococcus epidermidis

Microbiology A coagulase-negative staphylococcus that comprises up to 80% of clinical isolates Infections by S epidermidis Infective endocarditis, IV catheter infections, bacteremia, CSF shunt infections, UTIs, osteomyelitis, vascular graft infections, prosthetic joint infections
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Data in the package insert states lowest detection limits from 1.3 x [10.sup.3] for Staph epidermidis to highest 7.6 x [10.sup.4] for e.
Out of 7 patients with bacteraemia, Enterobactor SPP was seen in 2(28.57%) cases, while Pseudomonas, Methicilin Resistant Staph Epidermidis (MRSE), Methicilin Sensitive Staph Epidermidis (MSSE), Methicilin Sensitive Staph Aureus (MSSA) and combination of organisms were found in1(14.28%) each.
Staph epidermidis was isolated from 30% cases followed by Staph aureus from 22% cases and diphtheroids and yeast cells from 6% of the cases.
In the swabs taken from lesional skin Staphylococcus aureus was isolated from 46% (23) of the samples followed by Staph epidermidis from 16% of the swabs.
Staph epidermidis was isolated from 15 (30%) cases all of which were methicillin- sensitive Staph aureus was isolated from 11 (22%) cases out of which 4 were MRSA and 7 were MSSA.