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Staphylococcus epidermidis

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Topic updated on 08/02/15 3:31pm

Overview
  • Component of normal skin flora
  • Infects catheters and prosthetic devices
    • peritoneal dialysis
    • Foley catheters
    • IV lines
    • prosthetic devices
    • think S. epidermidis in prostheses infected with Gram-positive coagulase-negative Staph
  • Presents with erythema at site of entry
  • Produces biofilms
  • Contaminates blood cultures
  • Novobiocin sensitive
  • Treatment
    • vancomycin


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