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Staphylococcus epidermidis

Staphylococcus epidermidis

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Coagulase-negative, gram-positive cocci in clusters.

Normal human skin flora.

Most frequent cause of indwelling medical device-associated infections.

Risk of developing infection:

  • Immunocompromised patients
  • Those with catheters and surgical implants
  • Hospital-acquired infections
  • Catheter-associated infections
  • Bacteremia
  • Endocarditis - particularly in those with abnormal heart valves

Sterile-site culture.