Medically Important Coagulase Negative Staphylococci
In recent years, coagulase-negative Staphylococci (CONS) are increasingly recognized as one of the major causes of healthcare-associated infections (HCAI). CONS infections are one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. As CONS colonize various parts of the skin and mucous membranes, most of the infections are endogenous in origin. However, they are also transmitted exogenously via various medical/ surgical procedures. The aim of the present review article is to update and summarize the information available on medically important CONS with special reference to epidemiology, laboratory diagnosis and antibiotic resistance.
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