Determining the significance of coagulase-negative staphylococci identified in cultures of paired blood specimens from neonates by species identification and strain clonality

Yhu Chering Huang, Ying Hsiang Wang, Lin Hui Su, Yi Hong Chou, Rey In Lien, Tzou Yien Lin

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Of 13 paired coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) isolates recovered from cultures of paired blood specimens obtained simultaneously from peripheral sites from neonates with clinical sepsis, 12 were identical species with identical genotypes. Isolation of CoNS in cultures of 2 blood samples obtained simultaneously from separate sites in neonates usually represents true infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-73
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology

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