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Related to Staphylococcus saprophyticus: Staphylococcus epidermidis
a coagulase negative species that causes urinary tract infections.
Staph·y·lo·coc·cus sap·ro·phy·tic·us(staf'i-lō-kok'ŭs sap-rō-fī'ti-kŭs)
A bacterial species that has been associated with community-acquired urinary tract infections in young women who are sexually active; characterized in the laboratory as gram-positive cocci, but negative for catalase and coagulase.
A species that is the second most common cause of urinary tract infection in young, sexually active females. It is a rare cause of pneumonia.
See also: Staphylococcus