Clinical characteristics of infections in humans due to Staphylococcus epidermidis

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Abstract

Staphylococcus epidermidis is the most common cause of primary bacteremia and infections of indwelling medical devices. The ability to cause disease is linked to its natural niche on human skin and ability to attach and form biofilm on foreign bodies. This review focuses on the S. epidermidis clinical syndromes most commonly encountered by clinicians and future potential treatment modalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStaphylococcus Epidermidis
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Pages1-16
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781627037358
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
Volume1106
ISSN (Print)1064-3745

Keywords

  • Bacteremia
  • Biofilm
  • Health care-associated infection
  • Infection
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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    Rupp, M. E. (2014). Clinical characteristics of infections in humans due to Staphylococcus epidermidis. In Staphylococcus Epidermidis: Methods and Protocols (pp. 1-16). (Methods in Molecular Biology; Vol. 1106). Humana Press Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-62703-736-5_1