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.

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

Staphylococcus epidermidis

coagulase-negative pathogen; forms part of normal skin flora


a genus of spherical, gram-positive bacteria tending to occur in grapelike clusters; they are normal flora on the skin and in the upper respiratory tract and are the most common cause of localized suppurating infections. Pathogenic species are characterized by positive reactions to the coagulase test.

Staphylococcus aureus
a common and important cause of disease in animals including bovine mastitis, tick pyemia (enzootic staphylococcosis), abscesses, dermatitis, furunculosis, meningitis, osteomyelitis, food poisoning, wound suppuration, and bumblefoot in poultry. S. aureus subsp. anaerobius causes lesions similar to caseous lymphadenitis in sheep.
Staphylococcus epidermidis
a common skin and mucosal inhabitant in humans and occasionally in animals living in association with humans.
Staphylococcus hyicus (Staphylococcus hyos)
causes exudative epidermitis and occasionally septic arthritis in pigs.
Staphylococcus intermedius
the major isolate from pyoderma and occasionally other pyogenic infections in dogs and cats and a rare cause of infection in other species.
Staphylococcus xylosus
a rare cause of mastitis in cattle.
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Current concepts in biofilm formation of Staphylococcus epidermidis.
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Significant differences were found between study groups: The incidence of Staphylococcus epidermidis and also Lactobacillus decreased significantly in group 3 compared with group 1 on day 7 (both p = 0.
The aqueous extract was more effective against Streptococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Bacillus subtilis and E.
aureus; Staphylococcus epidermidis and other coagulase-negative staphylococci; and staphylococci of animals.
These tests are generally conducted with a battery of pathogenic organisms such as the gram-negative rods Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus mirabilis, Klebsiella pneumoniae and others, and the gram-positive cocci Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Streptococcus pyogenes and the yeast Candida albicans.
For example, PSM has long been noted to be a factor in producing biofilm associated with Staphylococcus epidermidis, not a highly virulent or aggressive pathogen.
Background & objectives : Slime is a major determinant of Staphylococcus epidermidis adherence.
Staphylococcus epidermidis, which was found only in Abattoir D, is known to be found in the forehead, axillae, arms, and legs of humans.

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