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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Staphylococcus chromogenes, a coagulase-negative Staphylococcus species that can clot plasma.
Invited review: effect, persistence, and virulence of coagulase-negative Staphylococcus species associated with ruminant udder health.
All Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative Staphylococcus species isolates were uniformly susceptible to vancomycin.
Thirty-five percent (7/20) of the hamstring graft infections were due to coagulase-negative Staphylococcus species. A recent study of 60 patients undergoing hamstring autograft ACL had a portion of their excess tendon sent for culture, which demonstrated a 16.7% positive culture growth, despite the absence of any clinical infections.
De Visscher et al., "Differences between coagulase-negative Staphylococcus species in persistence and in effect on somatic cell count and milk yield in dairy goats," Journal of Dairy Science, vol.