Staphylococcus epidermidis(redirected from Staph epidermidis)
a species of bacteria, the most common of the coagulase-negative Staphylococcus group.
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Staphylococcus epidermidisMicrobiology 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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