Prevalence of molecular types and mecA gene carriage of coagulase-negative staphylococci in a neonatal intensive care unit: Relation to nosocomial septicemia

TG Kredriet*, ME Jones, K Janssen, LJ Gerards, A Fleer

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Abstract

Molecular typing of isolates revealed that neonatal coagulase-negative staphylococcal (CONS) septicemia is most frequently caused by predominant, antibiotic-resistant CONS types, which are widely distributed among both neonates and staff of the neonatal unit, suggesting cross-contamination. Therefore, infection control measures may be valuable in the prevention of this common nosocomial septicemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3376-3378
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume39
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep-2001

Keywords

  • METHICILLIN RESISTANCE
  • BACTEREMIA
  • EPIDERMIDIS

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