staphylococcal clumping test

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staphylococcal clumping test

A coagulation test to identify fibrin-fibrinogen degradation products in patients suspected of having disseminated intravascular coagulation.


pertaining to Staphylococcus spp.

staphylococcal clumping test
used as a means of measuring the quantity of fibrinogen-split products in a sample of blood.
equine staphylococcal dermatitis
see equine staphylococcal dermatitis.
staphylococcal food poisoning
a disease of humans caused by enterotoxins elaborated by coagulase-positive Staphylococcus aureus of human origin. Dangerous foods for this disease are ham, dried milk and cold meats generally. Domestic animals appear not to be susceptible to the toxins but the disease is important to veterinarians because animal products, especially milk and chicken meat from animals in their care, may be the origin of this severe, often epidemic, gastroenteritis.
staphylococcal granuloma
persistent, low-grade infection of connective tissue or muscle by Staphylococcus aureus causing the development of granulomas which can become very large, most commonly in the chest of the horse and the mammary gland of the sow. The granuloma is a dense mass of fibrous tissue containing a large number of small abscesses containing thick yellow pus containing granules of club colonies. Called also botryomycosis.
staphylococcal hypersensitivity
see bacterial hypersensitivity.
staphylococcal mastitis
of cows caused by S. aureus may be chronic, acute or peracute with gangrene of the quarter and sometimes death of the cow.
staphylococcal phage lysate products
staphylococcal protein A
a cell-bound protein expressed by most strains of Staphyloccus intermedius recovered from dogs and cats.
staphylococcal pyemia
see tick pyemia.
staphylococcal septicemia
of lambs and less commonly other neonates; high mortality rate; umbilical infection the likely entry portal.